The days are getting darker, the nights are getting colder and I’m starting to wear double leggings while I cycle….which can only mean that the annual eve of hallows is near.
In honour Hallowe’en, we at Reel Asian have pulled together our most feared or memorable scary Asian films:
- Siya’s pick: Recycle (Directors Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang, Hong Kong/Thailand 2006). Apparently, this film’s so popular Siya’s personal copy keeps disappearing…or is that really what’s happening…
- Sonia’s pick: Ringu (Director Hideo Nakata, Japan 1998)
- Joyce’s pick: Audition (Director Takashi Miike, Japan 1999). To quote Joyce, “there’s a final scene that makes you want to throw up all over yourself”.
- Tina’s pick: Oldboy (Director Park Chan-wook, South Korea 2003)
- Henry’s pick: Dumplings (Director Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 2004)
- My pick: Human BBQ Pork Bun aka The Untold Story (Directors Danny Lee and Herman Yau, Hong Kong 1993). Let’s just say I can never look at those delicious dim sum treats the same way again…not to mention, actor Anthony Wong will forever give me the creeps.
- My all-time favourite: A Chinese Ghost Story (Director Hong Kong 1987). Not only is this a classic Leslie Cheung movie, it’s a got a tree monster with ’80’s make-up, a Taoist monk who knows martial arts and pretty girls with erhu’s who seduce unsuspectingly men into the heart of the forest. For those of you expecting a thriller, this is more comedy than horror.
From all of us at Reel Asian, may Asian cinema continue to spook all of you where ever you are – Happy Hallowe’en!