Saturday, March 10, 2012
¡QUÉ HORROR! 2012
Candidate # 13
WAI DOR LEI AH YUT HO
I think the most surprising thing about Pang Ho-Cheung’s Wai Dor Lei Ah Yut Ho isn’t the killer’s female gender, but that a film this gore-laden with over-the-top grue came to us from Hong Kong.
Given a Category III rating in its Hong Kong release (no one below 18 years of age is allowed to see the film; pretty much the NC-17 rating in the United States) and still trimmed down a bit before its official theatre run, this one brings back fond memories of the slasher heyday in the ‘80’s, when the splatter was both audacious and inventive.
Sure, there’s some slight commentary about the down economy and the housing shortage, but really, that’s just a little something to legitimize the violent on-screen madness.
(Dream Home OS courtesy of impawards.com.)