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A woman will go to whatever lengths necessary to obtain her dream home with a view of the sea. This includes driving down the property value and decreasing the occupancy rate by killing her potential neighbors ...
Ho-Cheung Pang’s Dream Home is a bloody Hong Kong slasher with a satirical twist. Cheng (played by Josie Ho) is a woman desperate to get on the property ladder. Driven by a childhood obsession to own a property with a particular view she goes to extreme lengths to get the apartment of her dreams by killing other tenants in the same building and driving the property price down in the process. Like many Asian horror films this is an excessively gory slasher movie that doesn’t scrimp on gushing blood and spilled intestines.
Cheng works two part-time jobs trying to save enough money to buy an apartment in one of the world’s most expensive and inflated property markets. The film jumps…
I'm waiting to buy soon.
The 5'2" Josie Ho, as Cheng Lai-sheung, executes some incredibly inventive, brutal, sadistic and unflinching kills that would make Jason Voorhees jealous. If that wasn't bad enough, some of them are infused with an incredibly dark sense of humor. We've all seen the stupid couple that gets killed while having sex in slasher films, well this film might contain my favorite of such scenes as my inner evil couldn't help but enjoy it tremendously.
While the kills are incredibly enjoyable on many levels, the story that leads up to them doesn't add up. I've enjoyed and rated horror films highly that have shoe string plots, so why should it bother me? I wasn't…
The Chinese aren't really known for their splatter movies so I thought I'd give this movie a go. Perfect viewing for a cozy Sunday afternoon!
The film follows a woman and the extreme measures she will go to in order to obtain her dream home. And when I say extreme, I mean EXTREME!
The film tries to make a point of the current housing market in Hong Kong with some attempts at social commentary, and I'm sure a film analyst would be able to find plenty of satire and symbolism in many of the scenes. Personally I found all this a bit wishy washy. The back story that inspired the killing spree was rather weak and it certainly wasn't believable…
Let's go to Hong Kong today, shall we? This one is more or less a slasher film that features Josie Ho as a young woman who decides to murder many of the inhabitants of the apartment building she was hoping to buy a place in - only for the owners to pull out at the last second. I'm just glad that I still rent!
It's a bit of an unusual film for the Far East in that slasher films have never really been a part of their horror history, but anything that doesn't involve another ghoulish long-haired girl is fine with me. The only other pure Far Eastern slasher…
Resolved any lingering doubts I had regarding the question, "How much do you want to see a pregnant woman go into labor while being strangled to death?"
The answer, unsurprisingly: "Not even a little bit."
I tried to watch this on netflix streaming years ago but my mom was anemic and I chickened out so we decided to stop. Today the dvd finally became available on netflix and I got around to watching it and I really liked it.
The gore was diverse and very well done, the plot was engagingly original, the story was well-rounded, the movie accomplished what it was trying to. I liked that her actions were done out of rage and desperation and weren't supposed to be sexy or misunderstood, she was simply evil-- even though at the same time I felt sympathetic to her at times.
En un mundo donde la especulación inmobiliaria se antepone al derecho fundamental de tener un hogar, se desarrolla esta sangrienta cinta con momentos bastante memorables. La película entretiene, y será bien recibida por aquellos a los que les guste el género gore y slasher, pero con una historia de base bien explicada, que la hace más interesante. Buen ejercicio. Por cierto, qué curioso el acento de los Hong Kongienses o Hong Kongianos o los Bosquimanos estos, como se digan. Jajajaja
The premise sounded interesting but the actual killings felt so out of place and weren't even explained that thoroughly. I enjoyed the flashbacks but the movie fell flat for the most part.
Dream Home is one of the most demented, dark and down right ugly films to come along in quite some time. This depraved and at times vile slasher film may on the surface appear to be a throw back to the Cat 3 genre films of early to mid 90s Hong Kong cinema but there's an intelligence beneath the surface that many will gloss over. Dream Home is a satirical black comedy about the lengths some people will go to be home owners. Most skimp and save but for Cheng Lai this isn't enough given that the whole world seems against her and in an acto of desperation Cheng Lai, decides that the best way to bring down real estate…
Excelente filme Chinês, que me surpreendeu muito, pois não tinha nenhuma expectativa. A história contada de uma forma diferente consegue te prender até o final, mas o ponto alto com certeza, são as mortes, cada uma mais sádica e brutal que a outra.
Week 9: Feb. 26-Mar. 3
CAT III Week
Very weird feelings about this film. The story was completely boring, but the gore was batshit crazy. I was squeamish through a majority of all the madness. It was an enjoyable feeling though. Would I recommend this film? Probably not... But I might. I don't know. Asshole.
Josie Ho(THE COURIER,EXILED) is a real estate agent who yearns for a high rise building so badly that she literally kills the people that reside in it so that the value of the property becomes more lower and affordable. She happily delights in doing such severely twisted murderous methods as knifing people through the head,breaking their necks against table ledges, imaple a security guard's throat with a box cutter,and suffocates a pregnant gal with a palstic bag that's attached to a vacuum cleaner,causing her to have a miscarriage. She eventually gets her property,and the viewers and audience get bored. SUCK HOME is much more like it with this empty headed Hong Kong slasher entry that sucks on every single level.
Who is this movie for? It's half idiotic killing spree, half clever deconstruction of the housing crisis. In the end, nothing adds up, but I guess you have to give some points for audacity?
Notwithstanding the entertaining pregnant woman murder, DREAM HOME is two separate films (yawn friendly socio-economic moan about property and status in 21st Century Hong Kong and a slightly Tom & Jerry asian remake of INSIDE) utterly failing to serve any purpose together.
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