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With my fondness for the Asian cinema and Hong Kong cinema in particular, of course I jumped at the chance to get to sit down and watch "The Lingering". As if there ever was any doubt.
What directors Ho Pong Mak and Derrick Tao thought made an effective horror movie, was apparently using loud and sudden noises constantly. But 90% of the times there was nothing following these loud sudden scare sounds, which meant that it became a nuisance to bear witness to, and it didn't work in favor of the movie.
I don't know what kind of stale tea writers Edmond Wong and Dong Zheng were drinking while writing the storyline, because the storyline and plot was just ludicrous. Towards the end of the movie, when it was revealed what was actually going on, nothing up to that point made any sense - the strange happenings, the apparitions, and so forth. It was all just a random mess of nonsense.
They had an adequate cast ensemble to perform in the movie, just a shame that they had next to nothing to work with in terms of script, storyline and plot.
There was nothing scary about "The Lingering", aside from the fact that it all felt like it was just made up as directors Ho Pong Mak and Derrick Tao went along.
If you enjoy Hong Kong horror movies, then there are far, far better choices readily available, and I can't really think of a single reason of recommending this movie.
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