Film #259: DREAM HOME aka WAI DOR LEI AH YUT HO
Dream Home (aka Wai dor lei ah yut ho)
4 out of 5 stars
Ho-Cheung Pang directs this brutal tale of a young woman whose lifelong dream is to own her own home in the expensive housing market of Hong Kong. While the premise might sound tame, this film is anything but. Extremely gory and featuring a dozen or more visceral kills, DREAM HOME is breathtaking in its bravery and its willingness to quite literally go for the throat. You will not - I repeat, YOU WILL NOT - believe some of this stuff. Solid acting, spot-on direction, and featuring writing that is more than willing to give viewers a kick in the nuts, DREAM HOME is awesome and totally surprising. I HIGHLY recommend this to horror fans, to thriller fans… heck, to anyone with a stomach strong enough for it. The really nice thing is… as crazy as the protagonist is, once you learn her back-story, you kinda start to empathize with her. You won’t feel good about it because… let’s face her actions are INSANE, but they are kind of understandable. Kind of… In the end, DREAM HOME is a wild ride and one fans who don’t shy away from the red stuff will surely dig.