Hell's Haunted Palace (2013)
Cast: Simon Yin, Catherine Siggins, Fred Sun, Harry Du Young, Katie Savoy, Kerem Bursin, James Taku Leung, Juju Chan, Yixin Li, Arran Hawkins, Drae Williamson, Jade Lam, Wenjie Wang, Kwong-Keung Kong, Ben Pan
Director(s): Antony Szeto
Roger Corman’s Hell’s Haunted Palace is getting some buzz around the internet but based on the trailer, I am not too sure what I think just yet. Here"s crossing my fingers hoping that the horror film that gets released is worth watching, it is produced by Roger Corman after all. At the end we get to see the evil awaiting and I am digging the feel they are going for but I feel the trailer or CGI may be off and needs some reworking.
Synopsis: Following in the footsteps of her late fiance, who drowned under mysterious circumstances, Rebecca (Katie Savoy) and her film crew are in China making a documentary about the Chinese Ghost Festival. There, she learns of a story about concubine Chan Ju Chi, who was violently murdered and thrown into a well by the head concubine Ping Wei (JuJu Chan) within the secret grounds of a palace. Legend has it that the Chan Ju Chi has risen to become a “jiangshi”, killing innocent people in the hope of taking over their bodies. Things take a turn when a worker is attacked in a decrepit well within an old palace. Rebecca tries to piece together the mystery behind the legend as one by one the people she knows are gruesomely murdered.
Director: Antony Szeto
Writer: Frances Doel
Stars: Katie Savoy, Catherine Siggins, Kerem Bursin