Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Made In Singapore- Vanness Wu's new horror movie "The Haunting Lover"

Not much fanfare has preceded its release in Singapore this coming Thu (the movie wasn't screened for critics either) but here's one fun fact we've discovered- part of the movie was actually filmed in our very own Lion City! Yes, if you check out this Cantonese trailer for the movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBTso6vo2r4&feature=related), you'd realise that the very first shot is a closeup of our Merlion, followed by several recognisable landmarks in Raffles Place and Chinatown.

What is this movie about? Well, here's what we know from the official synopsis: "Back in the 40's, a large medicinal manufacturing plant in Guangzhou, Kwong Cheong Tong, is hiring. To his luck, Leung Kwong was hired simply due to his resemblance to their missing Third Master of 10 years. While at work, Leung encounters strange incidents one right after the other. In one case, Leung was attacked and was saved by a mysterious young woman (Fu Yung) who claims that Leung is actually Third Master who she has been waiting for the last 10 years.

In order to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing Third Master, Leung goes to Singapore with his girlfriend, Hsiao Chen, in hopes of finding the truth. Their trip to Singapore only brings them back to the original source, Kwong Cheong Tong. The longer it takes to Leung to solve the mystery, the deeper he falls into the persona as Third Master. He becomes romantically involved with Hsiao Chen and Fu Yung, not able to distinguish one from the other. As Leung gets closer to the truthdanger gets closer to Leung..."

Our neighbours across the Causeway have had the honour of watching this first (since it was released last week) and reviews and word of mouth have not been positive- but perhaps the chance to catch a movie made in our very own country may entice you?

1 comment:

Mat Rebiu said...

Yes, the word of mouth has definitely not been good! I'm that neighbour across the Causeway you're talking about!

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