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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…
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…
The whole real estate prices story is the weakest of weak glue that binds what is essentially some set pieces of people being killed in imaginative and ludicrous ways. Suprisingly good looking film, and definitely worth seeing, but you could just fast forward to the set pieces and be no worse off.
A film about a call centre worker who wants to live by the sea (eeeek ;) )
Cheng Li-sheung is beautiful young woman who wants nothing else other than to live by the sea and she is prepared to do anything (including a bit of a killing spree) to make her dream a reality.
This film is not for the faint hearted, and people who don't like a lot of extreme gore should probably avoid, but all in all an enjoyable fast paced movie.
Watched this again and damn...does it still pack a nasty punch. Great movie.
Ok, the gore is well done and all, but even the nuttiest nut needs a good credible motive to his or hers actions. But I get the point it wants to make and it's pretty original and very entertaining. I also liked the fact that she was struggling to kill her victims, and it's allways nice with a woman that knows what she wants.
Handsomely shot with some of the most disturbing visual horror I've seen in quite some time. Shame about the flashback sequences that are just distracting and take away from what's going on in the present.
Hong Kong bitches be crazy.
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This movie has a decent story about materialistic obsessions and irony.
The death scenes weren't interesting but the gore was good. I liked the sex death scene; that guy had a nice ass! The main character wasn't interesting to me but I didn't hate her. I can't related to her but I understand her motive and it did make the story slightly more interesting. The cinematography was good and the acting with okay. What I liked most about this movie is the ending; had the perfect amount of irony.
I have never seen brutality filmes so beautifully. This film is a total surprise that i don't want to spoil any minute of. It is like the film AUDITION where you think you have a handle on the film. It changes up on you.
I don't want to give too much away. this is a film to discover. i will say it involves a rash of murders in a high-tech Apartment complex.
The film begins as what seems like a slasher film, but as the film goes on it reveals itself to be a social satire. Then it becomes a dark comedy. then it becomes a political satire. Then the film ends with a cruel punchline. Which would explain why…
This could've been awesome. The horror side was great - really bloody and lingering kills, nice and gruesome. I also liked the fact they didn't sexualise the killing at all (nor was the lead stricken by moral dilemmas to make her more sympathetic). The lead was also not horrible (those factors playing a large part, nothing is worse than a film that tries to make female killers look sexy as they murder people).
Unfortunately, the drama aspect wasn't very good. Not sure if a chronological story would've worked better or if the cross-cuts had been better placed, more interesting, better written, better acted etc it might've been more effective.
As it was, it felt like a 'typical' bloody slasher with an attempted, though silly, story. Not really a bad thing, but just not a great thing.
Too messy for me.
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