Malaysian title HOTEL BERHANTU [Haunted Hotel]
Original Chinese title YUAN LING 2 [Haunted Road 2]
starring: Teddi Chin · Alvin Chong · Azman Hassan ·
Aom Sushar · Li Chuan
This film tells the
story of a young couple, Ling and his girlfriend Jun. He has recently
landed a job opportunity in Malaysia and they take the trip together.
Vacationing for a few days prior to the interview, they spend time in
a casino where luck smiles on them. The blackjack cards are good and they
win a lot of money. The couple also makes the wise decision to leave the
casino with dollars in their pocket. However, due to the late hour, Lin
and Jun have trouble finding a hotel. They are forced to drive miles from
the population where they stumble upon a mysterious old hotel with a vacancy.
Despite their misgivings, the couple decides to stay. It is perhaps the
worst decision they will ever make.
Here is a joint Malaysian/Chinese/Thai
production, but the movie is essentially Malaysian [partly due to the
strict censorship laws in China against horror films]. The director is
Ryon Lee, a Malay scriptwriter, often cited as the most successful scripter
EVER in that country. While he has penned a variety
of movies, his specialty is horror (including the recent BUYER
BEWARE). This is his debut as a director. The Chinese producer
wanted the film to be a sequel to the Hong Kong mega-hit HAUNTED
ROAD. It was released in an altered version as HAUNTED
ROAD 2 outside of Malaysia.
The three major characters
are played by Malaysian actors Teddi Chin, Alvin Chong and Azman Hassan.
The cast also features Aom Sushar from Thailand and Chinese actress Li
film; widescreen, totally uncut version (85 min.), with Chinese &
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
For Mature Audiences