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Wai dor lei ah yut ho

Pang Ho-Cheung Hong Kong, 2010

--'s rating of the film Dream Home

Wavers between amateur hour and shockingly effective violence. I give it a pass based on its nihilistic vision of the American dream (home ownership) in the context of a contemporary economic/social dystopia. The non-linear narrative eventually builds suspense, and the direct political message is pardonable in the genre. Excited to see that there's room in Asian horror cinema for more than the supernatural.