New Blood
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Soi Cheang.


Dark, nasty, and bleak horror film about suicidal lovers. One of the victims has an unusual blood type and three donors are rounded up in the middle of the night to give. They end up saving the man, but the woman dies, and her vengeful ghost terrorizes the three donors for taking her boyfriend away from her by giving him life. Director Soi Cheang delivers an unrelenting vision of hopelessness, inhospitable environments, darkness, and blood, and emerges as a new and exciting voice in Hong Kong cinema. Too bad the evil ghost sports such a silly looking bald cap, though -- my only complaint about an otherwise excellent picture.

Rating: Recommended (Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on June 28, 2004.


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