Next Door (Hong Kong): It is July of the lunar calendar; the month of the ghost festival. On a fateful night when Taiwanese girl Jane returns to look for her policeman boyfriend Joe, only ...
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5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »
Next Door (Hong Kong): It is July of the lunar calendar; the month of the ghost festival. On a fateful night when Taiwanese girl Jane returns to look for her policeman boyfriend Joe, only to discover that he has started an affair with his neighbor Hosie, a girl from China. Dark Hole (Japan): Bride-to-be Yuki has suffered from nightmares. One day, she notices a boy in a yellow outfit appears in real, who has been visiting in her dreams. However, he is only visible to Yuki and he vanishes when she recognizes his presence, only leaving a puddle of water behind. Her finance Satoshi suggests she go to see a psychiatrist. One day, she finally reveals her secret under hypnosis that she used to have an unknown creature as a pet. The Lost Memory (Thailand): Prang is a single mother who lives with her young son. A mysterious man seems to shadow Prang wherever she goes. The mother believes that the man has been sent by her ex-husband Wit, with a malicious intent of stealing her son. Prang lives ... Written by
Black Night is a compilation of three scary stories and are all filmed in different parts of Asia. The first story "Next Door" (filmed in Hong Kong) is definitely the scariest of the three. It involves a (very attractive Thaiwanese) girl returning to her cheating boyfriend only to find there's another (Chinese) girl in the picture. The other girl not only wants her out of their lives but now wants both of them dead. Its very creepy and the camera-work is definitely topnotch, as you get some of the strangest angles of how the girl sneaks up on them. This chapter not only had a good story but a really scary ghost and was the most violent of the three.
The second story "Dark Hole" (filmed in Japan) involves a relatively simple lady who keeps seeing ghosts of dead people coming after her. She apparently has forgotten her past memory of having found an imaginary creature as a kid. The creature is brought back to her under hypnosis by the therapist who is trying to help her find out why she is seeing these things. The creature's desire to kill those who cross her turns deadly as she realizes that maybe SHE is the one with double-personality and it might not exist at all.
The third story "Lost Memory" (filmed in Thailand) is more story driven about a wife/mother who recently lost some of her more important memories in a car crash. Some of them are cloudy and vague while others she may have completely invented herself. Shes uncertain which people in her lives are still here or may be dead, but there's a side plot of child kidnappers on the news so maybe she is a victim of that. It gets fairly confusing as you don't learn the truth until the end of this one so its less scary than confusing.
All three are very dark and while some are more scary than psychologically disturbing, its overall a good experience in Asian horror.
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