a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
In a cut-throat property market, she'd kill for a harbour view.
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…
killer gore, disjointed storytelling
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…
The story isn't as good as the gore.
Do you like slasher movies? "Yes"? Cool.
Are you able to enjoy subtitled films? "No"? Well then, you'll be missing out on this one, my bloodthirsty friend.
In what turns out to be a gory Hong Kong masterpiece, Josie Ho plays a young woman working two (or should that be three? I'll explain later.) jobs in order to be able to afford a new apartment with a sea-view - the reasons for which are revealed gradually via flashbacks. After several setbacks preventing her from realising her dream, she ultimately ends up going on a very messy killing spree in said apartment building.
If the above plot seems somewhat flimsy, then never fear! - aside from its comment on Hong Kong's…
Horror stuff interrupted by a lot of story about rising home prices in Hong Kong, Dream Home is a serious and thoughtful drama with a lot of blood. A few of the kills in this film are fantastic, in a "Really?!?! Holy Shit!" sort of way. There's plenty of nudity and some graphic fucking, but mixing deep dramatic story with over-the-top bloodletting will leave some viewers confused. I recommend the film more to gore hounds than to connoisseurs of fine Hong Kong cinema.
killer gore, disjointed storytelling
Really close to being a significant movie; as is it's just ok, but fun, marred mainly by some mediocre acting and bad editing. Those deaths were something else though!
Scavenger Hunt 15 – June 2016
Task # 22: A film about a serial killer that uses something other than a knife: Dream Home
Alright, she's holding a big knife on the poster but this crazy bitch has it all: Knives, screwdrivers, box-cutters, cable ties, golf clubs, guns and even a fucking bong at one point.
This film has one of the most poorly structured narratives I've seen in a long time, it flashes back constantly to random points of this woman's life, all of the flashbacks leading up to absolutely nothing and ultimately ruining the film. However, the parts set in the present are an absolute joy to watch (in the most morbid sense possible). Gore-hounds will…
La primera entrada ya te prepara para lo que se te avecina y para nada haría un pulso con la señora Josie Hoel a ver quien mejora el pague y señal para la compra de un piso. Gore bien ejecutado, con buena dosis de realismo , slasher con sentido pero sin sentimiento y dosis de humor negro que funcionan a medias.Ah! y basado en hechos reales, si esta claro el mundo inmobiliario es una locura.
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…
Did one of these 3 years ago. So much has happened since, we're all different people yada yada.