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2013 | 15 | DVD
Fans of Hong Kong “hopping vampire” horror- comedies of the ’ 80s like Mr Vampire will be interested in this homage – but may be disappointed, since director Juno Mak’s aim was to deconstruct the genre; in the process, he dropped the comedy. Mixing sentimentality with scares and silliness, it follows a failed actor who moves into a haunted tenement. We said: “Stylishly shot and packed with performances far better than the patchy script deserves… they steal the show from some intense visual effects and memorable monsters. But the film spends too much time being po- faced. It’s a shame that Mak has brought a much- loved genre back from the dead whilst leaving behind its soul.”