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Fairy Tale Killer (2012)

Zui xiong (original title)
A fearless cop is appointed to investigate a series of puzzling murders which resemble Fairy Tales.

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Wong Yue-Yee
Yee-Man Man
Ken Lo
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Cheng Fai
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Carolyn Chan
Kelly Fu
Ciwi Lam
Anson Leung
Ying Kwan Lok
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In Hong Kong, Wu Zai-Jan is arrested for lingering in the hall of the Police Department with a weird white make-up on his face and brought for interrogation with Inspector Han and his team. The suspect is mentally disabled and tells that he has murdered a man named Cheng Fai. He also calls the detectives "wolves". The detectives go to Cheng Fai's apartment to investigate and they find that the supposed victim is alive. They return to the precinct and discharge Wu Zai-Jan since he is mentally disabled making them waste their time. Inspector Han is expecting to be promoted and has a troubled marriage, with his autistic son that he does not love and his estranged wife that does not accept his attitude towards their son. On the next morning, Inspector Han and his team have to investigate a murder case and they find that the victim is Cheng Fai, who was found dead in a park with seven stones in his stomach. Han and his team realize that they made a mistake releasing Wu Zai-Jan and they ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fairy Tales turn ugly, twisted and bloody.

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Promise Beginning that Becomes a Messy "Saw" Rip-off
16 December 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Hong Kong, Wu Zai-Jan (Baoqiang Wang) is arrested for lingering in the hall of the Police Department with a weird white make-up on his face and brought for interrogation with Inspector Han (Ching Wan Lau) and his team. The suspect is mentally retarded and tells that he has murdered a man named Cheng Fai (Suet Lam). He also calls the detectives "wolves". The detectives go to Cheng Fai's apartment to investigate and they find that the supposed victim is alive. They return to the precinct and discharge Wu Zai-Jan since he is a retarded making them waste their time.

Inspector Han is expecting to be promoted and has a troubled marriage, with his autistic son that he does not love and his estranged wife that does not accept his attitude towards their son.

On the next morning, Inspector Han and his team have to investigate a murder case and they find that the victim is Cheng Fai, who was found dead in a park with seven stones in his stomach. Han and his team realize that they made a mistake releasing Wu Zai-Jan and they decide to cover their steps in the previous day solving the case. They discover that Wu Zai-Jan is a psychotic intern of a mental hospital that has just escaped from the facility and is also very connected to an intern that draws in her cell. When other victims are found dead in murders that recall fairy tales, Han and his team fight against time to avoid the fairy tale serial-killer from committing other murders.

"Zui hung", aka "Fairy Tale Killer" is a Danny Pang thriller with a promise beginning that becomes a messy "Saw" rip-off. The plot is developed in slow-pace and with senseless subplots. The Gothic cinematography is a plus, but the confused screenplay ruins the interesting storyline. My vote is four.

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