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Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Dream Home (2010)

By Newguy

dreamDirector: Ho-Cheung Pang

Writer: Ho-Cheung Pang, Kwok Cheung Tsang (Screenplay) Ho-Cheung Pang (Story)

Starring: Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Juno Mak, Norman Chu, Michelle Ye, Lap-Man Tan, Hee Ching Paw, Chu-chu Zhou

Plot: Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive – even if it means keeping her would-be neighbours dead.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Blood Filled House Pricing

Story: Dream Home starts as we watch an unknown person kill a security guard before removing the tapes from the recorder. We move on to meet Cheng Lai (Ho) a young woman struggling to make ends meet even with two jobs and prostitution on the side.

We flash between times as we see Cheng Lai deal with the slow and painful death of her father (Chu) who leaves her the money to final buy her dream home only for the price to hike overnight leading to her go on her killing spree to lower the price.

Dream Home is a very dark and twisted film, that deals with the ever increasing house pricing happening through the world, this time it is the Korea. The film balances nicely between the time periods as we see the motives for our leading lady to go on her killing spree as the spree is going on making us have sympathy for the character. Some of the kills are designed for shock value as I didn’t understand one side of it all which was having the family being the first victims before killing the stoners your typical horror victims. This shows just how far someone would go for their dreams if they get pushed too far.

Actor Review

Josie Ho: Cheng Lai is our leading lady that has worked her whole life to make sure she gets the apartment she believes her family always deserved and when she finally believes she has enough money for it she finds about the price hike. This leads her to snap and take out the neighbours in the apartment to lower the price again to a level she can afford. Josie is great in this leading role that has to go through so much through the film.

Norman Chu: Sheung’s Father is the man that Cheng had to watch suffer for all of the hard work he has done to supporting his family gets ignored. Cheng Lai has to watch him die slowly but he leaves her the money to buy her dream home. Norman is good in the supporting performance showing the motive for Cheng Lai.

Support Cast: Dream Home has a supporting cast which mostly includes the victims but also the people that have driven her to the actions.

Director Review: Ho-Cheung PangHo-Cheung Pang gives us a good horror film that is filled with shocks throughout.

Horror: Dream Home is filled with shocking kills that will leave you speechless when they happen.

Thriller: Dream Home keeps us on edge as we wonder just what she will do next.

Settings: Dream Home has one half of the film inside the apartment showing just how close to the kills we can get.
Special Effects
: Dream Home has brilliant effects for the kills through the film.

Suggestion: Dream Home is one for all the horror fans to watch, this is a blood soaked kill fest. (Horror Fans Watch)

Best Part: Shocking kills.

Worst Part: Time jumps are sometimes confusing.

Kill Of The Film: Vacuum Bag.

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Tagline: What would you do, if someone blocked your view.

Overall: Shocking horror that really gives us a truly shocking amount of kills.



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