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THEY WAIT

After living in Shanghai for three years, Sarah, her husband, Jason, and their young son, Sammy, return to North America for a family funeral. However, Sammy starts seeing ghosts and then falls gravely ill and traditional western medicine offers no hope. It all ties in with the Chinese festival of Ghost Month, when the doors of hell supposedly open and angry spirits are given the chance to terrorise the living. Sarah turns to a mysterious pharmacist who warns that a living corpse is holding her son in a death grip. Sarah must find out what the spirits want if she is to save her child.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 8 Jan 2009
Genre: Thriller / Horror
Running Time: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
Distributor: SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL
Cast: Jaime King, Terry Chen
Director: Ernie Barbarash
Format: NA

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Writer: Syahida Kamarudin

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Watch this if you liked: "The Dark", "The Eye"

Have you ever realised that if a horror movie is a remake or if the movie has a 90 percent Asian cast, the only American in it would be blonde? So here's the deal - blondie Jaime King plays a desperate mother in desperate need to save her desperate son from a desperate ghost before the end of The Hungry Ghost Month. Throw in a plot about 'skeletons in the closet' (if you catch my drift), and you have yourself the formulaic ghost story.

If you remember early 90s Hong Kong horror-comedy flicks, let me tell you that this movie has that taste, minus the comedy. I have to admit that I was sceptical at first when I saw Uwe Boll's name as the executive producer. Known as the man who ruins almost all game-to-movie adaptations, I expected a very dull horror that will just get some shrieks from girly girls bent on finding a socially acceptable
excuse to hold on to their boyfriends.

Plot-wise, it's not as interesting as, say, the Pang Brothers' "The Eye" trilogy. All horror movies have that bit about secrets and unspoken promises, so there's nothing new here. You will only be intrigued to know why the ghost looks the way she does and nothing else. Once that question is answered, and you go "Oh, okay", there's nothing much to be anticipated any more. Most of the time, all I can think of is why a Chinese kid living in Shanghai studies in an international school? Seriously, his mum's reason for doing that is ridiculous to the core. No wonder the kid is kidnapped by a vengeful Chinese apparition.

The effects are mediocre, like the ones you see in "The Mummy" and that would be, what, 10 years ago? However, I must say that the scare tactics at times can be really good. Of course there is the cliche mirror deception where you find apparition in your reflection, and also the unfailing ghost-behind-you approach. Coupled with a good background score, even these lame scares can be interesting.

There are plenty of movies like "They Wait" and there will be plenty more to come. I guess horror knows no season.

Cinema Online, 22 December 2008
   
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U - General viewing for all ages
P13 - Parental guidance is advisable for children below 13 years old
18 - For 18+ with elements for mature audiences
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