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Movie Review: Bring Back the Dead

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Just 2 days ago, I was invited by Clover Films to the Gala Premiere of Bring Back the Dead
The first local production to be screened in 2015
Sneaks are available in all Golden Village Cinemas from this momentThe movie will be officially showing from 8th January

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Seated at the 2nd row in GVMax (@VivoCity)
I had a clear view of the main cast and director
Speaking before the movie starts

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Jesseca Liu sharing her thoughts before the Preview of Bring Back the Dead

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Male lead, Taiwanese host and actor Jacko Chiang
should be a familiar face on TV if you’re into Taiwanese variety programmes and drama
His first time working with local actress Jesseca Liu sparked instant chemistry on screen

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Jacko Chiang and Jesseca Liu are a couple in Bring Back the Dead
The movie spans 85 minutes, with the first 5 minutes dedicated to a string of still shots
depicting the series of life events of the couple from school days to dating to marriage to having a child, till the child’s 7th birthday

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An unfortunate event resulted in the death of their child
The pain was unbearable and the breakdown caused an inevitable strain on the couple’s relationship
As the title of the movie suggests, the mother seek ways to bring her child back from the dead

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Word has it that the medium needed to acquire a part of the corpse
together with a dedicated ritual
Her son’s spirit will return home

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Yearning for her child, she trusted the caregiver (Liu Ling Ling) for help with the rites
Hiding the truth from her husband, she went ahead without qualms
Just so that her child would return to her

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The brilliant twist in the plot would surprise you
On my personal scale of scariness, I would rate it as 3.5 out of 5
Bearing in mind that I have high expectations of horror movies, Bring Back the Dead would likely be a 5 out of 5 for ‘normal’ movie go-ers

Across the horror genre, we would find some similarity in the plots of horror movies
Generally, those starting with a family making a move to a new house
& there is usually something spooky within the house
Bring Back the Dead has a fundamental and solid storyline that is emotional and rooted deep within the hearts of many mothers
Losing someone close to you would render some extreme measures which we can all understand

The Official trailer of the movie below
would give you a much better idea of the movie
which basically sums up the basic plot, yet leaving out the twist
You’ve got to watch it to find out!

Official Trailer

Synopsis

Spearheaded by Weiyu Films, mm2 Entertainment and Clover Films, BRING BACK THE DEAD is an upcoming horror movie slated to be released on 8th January 2015!

The movie revolves around Jia En (Jesseca Liu), a doting mother who loses her seven-year-old son in a tragic road accident. Beyond grief over her son’s death, she seeks the help of her former caregiver, Mdm Seetoh (Liu Ling Ling), to bring back his soul so that he can be ‘by her side’. However, after several strange and deadly occurrences in the house, she begins to suspect that there is something amiss with the soul she has brought back. When she discovers the horrifying truth, it may be at the cost of her own life, as well as those around her.

Cast

BRING BACK THE DEAD also stars a fresh combination of local and Taiwanese artistes including popular
local actress Jesseca Liu, the talented and bilingual Taiwanese host and actor Jacko Chiang and getai legend Liu Ling Ling.

Directed by

LEE THEAN-JEEN

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My Outfit for the event:
Maxi dress and sandals from Taipei
Maxed-out bling handbag from Aldo
A birthday gift from my lovely friend Sushi
I’m also hugging a Laduree blanket
A Christmas gift from Karen
Intended for me to bring along to the cinemas

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Comfortable under my Laduree blankie
Clarice and I await patiently for Bring Back the Dead to air

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