An American family moves into a mansion in Taiwan and soon learns the ghost-infested house was built to terrorize its occupants.
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Anthony D. Call ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Bill Asai
Steven Chen
Malcolm Copeland
Sylvia Huston
Oscar Quiambao
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Dennis Bishop
Zhenyu Tan
Ciara Viola
Jenny Wong
Karen Beckner
Thomas Clifton
Henry Eng
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Thomas - Stacy's Boyfriend
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Dennis Bishop gets a promotion that means he'll have to move to Taiwan with his wife and two adolescent daughters. The job comes with a company house: a beautiful, isolated mansion on a hill. His wife, Candace, gets a bad feeling about the place right away. But after a futile search for something better, the foursome ends up moving to this lovely, but unsettling, house. Soon, the family has a run-in with a dangerous spider. When the rainy season comes, the house leaks and makes it impossible to turn the lights on and off without getting an electrical shock. These natural troubles, however, are nothing compared to the supernatural ones that plague the family. The front door opens and closes by itself. Whispers are heard when no one else is about. Finally, a Taoist priest visits and informs the family that the house is infested with what the Chinese call "hungry ghosts" and that whoever built it wanted to terrorize its occupants. Written by J. Spurlin

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14 September 2006 (USA)  »

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When the Thai guy and the one daughters boyfriend are dropping her off, they are driving in a 1986-1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 when they are pulling into the property. When they are leaving the property, they are driving in a 1995-1996 Buick Century. Both cars are white. See more »

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A mansion in Taiwan becomes another "Amityville" horror for an American family...
4 September 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The gorgeous setting for this horror tale is a mansion in Taiwan that, on the surface, appears to be brightly lit, colorful and tastefully decorated in Oriental splendor with sleek modern lines. And yet, not long after the family moves in (because the house comes with the husband's new job in Taiwan), strange things begin to happen.

The mother senses something wrong from the very beginning, but gradually the evil spirits seem to be focusing on her youngest daughter who has several frightening experiences when left alone. The father doesn't want to believe that there's anything supernatural going on.

A Tai clergyman is summoned to rid the house of the demons that seem to want to possess it and he reveals that the very architecture of the home is something intended to cause harm to its occupants.

He goes through a ritual of exorcism but warns the family not to stay on too much longer because whatever he's accomplished will last but a short time. In Taiwan, these kind of spirits are called "hungry ghosts" and he advises the young girl to place a basket of offerings in the yard to appease them. We're asked to believe that these spirits on the other side are searching for earthly comforts. Strange indeed.

It's all rather incredulous but at the same time it's so well acted and crafted that it's bound to give the viewer more than a few scary moments.


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