Has anyone out there seen "Dream Home"?
Pretty good, really. I know this sounds very American of me, but I think I missed out on some of the super cool cinimatography because I was busy reading subtitles. Man, those Cantonese speak fast. Anyway, I personally don't care for most Asian horror films, to much hype, not enough story...etc,etc, but Dream Home is worth checking out.
The story centers on Sheung, a young woman trying to land an expensive high rise apartment in Hong Kong. Its interesting to see that the economic troubles in China are identical to the ones here in America. If there's one gripe about "Dream Home" it's that it's so heavy handed with it's politics. To paraphrase Stephen King, I like my stories without billboards.
All that aside, the film has some very disturbing scenes [only the most stout hearted pregnant woman should watch it] during the first half. The action is interspliced with flashbacks of Sheungs childhood and early twenties. At first you feel sympathy for Sheung...she's really just trying to provide for her family, then there is a crucial moment in one of the flashbacks...and then shit gets weird. Maybe alittle to weird. Almost funny. [Actually, one part is so absurd, I almost peed my pants laughing].
With so many crappy horror films being made, It's refreshing to see a good one, even if it is Made In China.