Cast: Marina Resa, Shirley To and Akiko Shima.
Once in a while, a filmmaker will see fit to remake an Asian J-Horror product. Some will prove mildly successful, and others are best forgotten. For a select few, including Ghost Month, they are stuck in a zone where it can be better if only it paid more attention to the details.
The original treatment, The Maid (2005), is generally well received. It reveals some of the ancient Chinese traditions of how the dead should be honored during the seventh month of the lunar year. Much like the ancient Celtic tradition of Halloween, ghosts are said to freely roam the land. These ancestral spirits are greatly respected. Without some kind of spin to the customs, a movie cannot be made. In both films, they are also greatly feared.
With Ghost Month, the tale is a cautionary one of how curiousity can kill the cat.