Friday, January 10, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW: “THE TRANSCEND” . (超度)
This PICTURE tells you it’s GLOOM, DOOM and EVERYTHING more ….
“Oh, handsome DADDY is back from the DEAD. Hurry, summon the Ghost Whisperer now!”
“For cranky GHOST’s sake,wherever the HELL am I?”
“DIDN’T they call this a laid-back KAMPUNG ROMANCE?
It’s really cool to have just you and me holding hands with two plastic bags of TEH TARIK.”
At the nunnery, there’s nothing like MORNING BLISS when you FLAP breezily in the WIND.
BOSS and EMPLOYEE making a DEATHLY CHALLENGE.
Who will DIE betting on this GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER?
“THE TRANSCEND” PRESS REVIEW.
For shouting out loud, this one is a supernatural thriller,
If a dash of creepy Kampung lore is your brewing cup of tea, then “TRANSCEND” the movie is indeed crafted for you.
At 120 minutes long, this horror drama “with a difference” has been admirably designed to to shock you out of your ballers.
First time film director RYON LEE shows us that he has the mettle of being one of the industry’s greats.
RYON has penned several successful Malaysian film scripts in the past, so you can be assured that he will leave no stones unturned to unearth a solid scary story.
And surprisingly enough, the spooky thrills come aplenty to harness you on edge.
The eye-popping scenes on how a Chinese funeral is being conducted is enough to set your blood curdling.
Enough said. Please go watch the movie for more sordid details.
Smarty entrepreneur JAMES WONG wears several hats in the movie. He is principally the film's director and producer.
He relegates to playing a secondary role as he has to take care of the acting and production department.
This is no mean feat.
What’s THE TRANSCEND movie all about, you may be curious to know.
It begins with novelist Yan Dong (TEDDY CHIN) who has just published his virgin novel and is shocked to discover that it is a critical flop.
Seething with emotional angst and arrogance, he declares he wants to embark yet on another supernatural tale that will be a surefire hit.
His patient manager Bao Jin (JAMES WONG) thereupon bundles him off to an out-of-town derelict nunnery to recoup for a few days, to cure his writer’s block.
There he is destined to meet Le Le (MINDEE ONG) an introvert with a secret past.
It’s here where the supernatural occult spins its deathly web and the menacing drama begins.
The ambience is chilly and bloodcurdling, specially if you are not a Buddhist having to observe the rites of a Chinese funeral.
“THE TRANSCEND” is entertaining, scary and gripping in most aspects.
There’s a fair amount of pulse pounding suspense and you can say this is a heart-stopping horror that lives, haunts and kills deep in the dark.
Or it is not?
Go watch it for the answers.
(PRESS CONFERENCE PICTURES courtesy of TI CHIN HAN)
THE HAPPY ENSEMBLE CAST GLADLY POSES FOR THIS PICTURE
ACTOR TEDDY CHIN laments: “MINDEE’s grabbing THE SPOTLIGHT. Please SHIFT the SHINE on me NOW.”
Film Director RYON LEE (left) as well as Director-cum-Producer JAMES WONG (right) have the right answers to QUESTIONS fielded by the Press.
REALLY KOOL, right?
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