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Seventh Moon -- According to Chinese myth, the dead are freed to walk among the living during the seventh full moon. Melissa and Yul, two Americans honeymooning in China, enjoy the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival that honors these spirits. But as night falls, they find themselves abandoned in a remote village and soon realize the legend is all too real. Plunged into an ancient custom they cannot comprehend, the couple must find a way to survive the night of the "Seventh Moon."
Seventh Moon -- Chilling trailer for this film about demons seeking revenge
Seventh Moon -- According to Chinese myth, the dead are freed to walk among the living during the seventh full moon.  Melissa and Yul (Amy Smart and Tim Chiou), Americans honeymooning in China, happen to come across the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival that honors these sp

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Eduardo Sánchez (story)
Jamie Nash (story)
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A Mediocre Supernatural/Horror Movie – or "What's the Point" See more (36 total) »

Cast

 

Dennis Chan ... Ping

Tim Chiou ... Yul

Amy Smart ... Melissa

Directed by
Eduardo Sánchez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jamie Nash  story
Eduardo Sánchez  story and screenplay

Produced by
Chen On Chu .... line producer: Hong Kong
Matt Compton .... producer
Robin Cowie .... producer
Bob Eick .... executive producer
Gregg Hale .... producer
Ann Lu .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Cora 
Kent Sparling 
 
Cinematography by
Wah-Chuen Lam 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Cronin 
Johnny Rice (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Paul Palo 
Linda Phillips-Palo 
 
Production Design by
Yuet-nam Lau 
 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Anna Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Elizalde .... creature and makeup effects designer
Cass McClure .... mud make up design: Spectral Motion
 
Production Management
On Lam .... assistant unit production manager: Hong Kong
 
Art Department
Rob Bigwood .... designer
Klaus Heesch .... designer
Dan Provost .... designer
Andrew White .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Chumney .... supervising assistant sound editor
Sean England .... foley mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Chris Gridley .... supervising assistant sound editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound editor
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor
Zach Martin .... sound mix technician
Robert Shoup .... supervising sound editor
Clint Smith .... sound mix technician
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Roland Blancaflor .... makeup effects technician
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Mary Elizalde .... CFO: Spectral Motion Inc.
Russell Lukich .... special effects
Larry Odien .... makeup effects supervisor: Spectral Motion
Brian Walsh .... production supervisor: Spectral Motion Inc
 
Visual Effects by
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Kan .... digital technician
 
Editorial Department
George Koran .... HD colorist
 
Other crew
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... production staff
David Pollison .... acquisitions for Ghost House Underground
Dan Karcher .... website producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dan Karcher .... thanks
Joe Nagy .... special thanks
Ben Rock .... special thanks
Linda Wang .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and violence/terror
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Mediocre Supernatural/Horror Movie – or "What's the Point", 18 October 2009
Author: MrHarley from United States

When this movie came out, I was genuinely hopeful. The concept of hungry ghosts is a central part of the tradition of Chinese Ancestor Worship, and had great potential for an excellent movie melding the supernatural and horror. The script writers even set it during an actual event in the Chinese year, a festival sharing much in common with the true traditions of All Hallows Eve. Unfortunately, that is as far as it went.

The film does not make the error that many movies make substituting gore for horror. There is enough blood to add to the suspense, and increase the tension that is central to this kind of movie. The script is serviceable. The protagonists never engage in the typical "how could they be so stupid" stereotypes of a true horror film. Their actions, at times foolish, were consistent with their characters as urban Americans enjoying their honeymoon in an exotic land. The actions of the other characters in the film are similarly plausible.

The problem is that the movie never really comes together. You vaguely like the young couple, and that's about it. You respect the actions of the only other real player in the movie towards the end, but I doubt he even has a total of ten minutes of screen time. The monsters are scary, and appropriately monstrous. None of this is the makings of great cinema.

My wife, upon the conclusion of the movie, asked me "What's the Point?" She meant it rhetorically, because we both had no trouble understanding what was going on during the movie. Yet that comment sums up succinctly my own reaction upon watching it. It wasn't a waste of 87 minutes of my life, and since the rental was free I don't feel ripped off. It's just very sad when this had the potential to be a very good movie.

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