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Big Head Monster (2001)

Hung bou yit sin ji Dai tao gwai ying (original title)
Explores a documentary about a radio show that takes calls from people claiming supernatural experiences. Soon a caller claims that as a schoolboy, he encountered a huge-headed infant. Both the TV and radio crews investigate.

Director:

Soi Cheang

Writers:

Sunny Chan (as Wing-Sun Chan), Soi Cheang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Francis Ng ... Ben
Josie Ho ... Mavis Ho
Sam Lee ... Sam
Niki Chow ... Helen
Michelle Zhang Michelle Zhang ... Connie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
Yuet-Ming Chiu Yuet-Ming Chiu
Alan Mak Alan Mak ... Officer Mak
Ernst Mausser Ernst Mausser
Siu-Chung Poon Siu-Chung Poon
Ruth Ruth ... (as Lo Fu)
Kam-Yuen Szeto Kam-Yuen Szeto
Roy Szeto Roy Szeto ... Helen's Psychiatrist
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong
Wilson Yip
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Storyline

Explores a documentary about a radio show that takes calls from people claiming supernatural experiences. Soon a caller claims that as a schoolboy, he encountered a huge-headed infant. Both the TV and radio crews investigate.

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

13 September 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Head Monster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

The Hong Kong DVD offers viewers a choice of two endings 82 minutes into the film. The "theatrical ending" features Sam awakening from his catatonic state and being interviewed about his Big Head experience. Ben and Mavis then head to the site where Sam was possessed and they are attacked. The "Day of the Dead" ending has Mavis going to interview Connie, who turns out to be possessed. Both endings are shot from the point of view of Mavis' cameraman. See more »

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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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surprisingly subtle-and effective
24 January 2002 | by g.youngSee all my reviews

hong kong films are many things -but subtlety is not their strong point. even the most brutal movies from there seem to cram in a bit of silly humour-see the untold story for an example. here is something else though..... influenced more by the japanese ring series than any hong kong film this film starts with an american film crew making a documentary on a popular hong kong radio series in which listeners tell ghost stories. this time a man phones in giving details of a childhood encounter with a baby with a deformed head,kept in a cage near his school. from here the film and radio crew attempt to look into this urban legend and terrifying things start to happen....... this film has a genuinely unnerving atmosphere,some moments that will make you jump and a choice of 2 endings that are very much in the blair witch style. some people might be put off by the fact that a lot of loose ends are not tied up but that just adds to the mystery of it all. don't be put off by the silly name-this is a hong kong horror that really delivers.


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