Dream Home ★★★★

This was a great little surprise. Slasher movies are something I'm a little picky about and Dream Home hit the spot.
The kills are Argento-like in their creativity and brutality, but they look much more real which makes them far more disturbing, at least to me; one scene in particular involving a vacuum cleaner made me more than a little squeamish. That brutality is balanced out with some (pitch black) humor and a series of flashbacks that make up the actual story and reveal Cheng's (the killer/protagonist's) motives. For me it's the flashbacks that really make the movie, they lend a lot of weight to Cheng's actions and do a great job of driving home its message, something I really appreciate because typically when a film like this has something to say it gets lost beneath all the gore.