POSSESSED (2006) Malaysian horror

 

Possessed-2006

‘Face the true horror of beauty’

Possessed is a 2006 Malaysian/Chinese horror film directed by Bjarne Wong from a screenplay he co-wrote with King Chi, Jeff Leong and Sam Wong. It stars Amber Chia, transsexual Harisu, Alan Yun, Steve Yap and Sharifah Amani.

Possessed was a joint venture between Malaysia’s Hock Star Entertainment and China’s Beijing 3 Bros Film & Media Company, and the second feature film by director Bjarne Wong after The Legend of the Red Curse. Speaking at a press conference prior to the start of filming, Wong expressed his desire to “make a movie that is aesthetically beautiful, using the cast and especially the backdrop to show audience the beauty and wonders of Malaysia.”

possessed-2006

Amber (Malay name Nurlin) and Lisu are two sisters from China, who have come to Malaysia to further their modelling and singing careers. One day Lisu goes missing, while Amber falls into a coma and is taken back to China for treatment. She awakens five months later with no memory of her past, and returns to Malaysia with her boyfriend, Dino. Amber decides to resume her modelling career and search for Lisu, but finds herself being harassed by an obsessive male fan and haunted by visions of her sister…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Bjarne Wong, the director, is new at this, Possessed being only his second film, and it shows. Much of the film is clumsy and in Neko’s opinion, badly edited, creating a feeling of awkward continuity. Sometimes this is the result of an overzealous censorship board, but that doesn’t feel like the case here.” Nekoneko’s Movie Litterbox

“Overall, I say the movie is very much worth watching, especially if you’re from Kuching and you’d like to see how your hometown was projected onto the big screen. For the rest, it’s best to watch this movie without too much expectations. It’s not to say that The Possessed is bad. It is just a lot better than most plotless B-grade Korean horror flicks.” Kennysia.com

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Cast and characters:

  • Amber Chia as Amber
  • Harisu as Lisu
  • Alan Yun as Dino, Amber’s boyfriend and manager
  • Steve Yap as William, Lisu’s boyfriend who also had an affair with Amber
  • Sharifah Amani as Fara, Lisu’s assistant and close friend
  • Liu Yan Yan as Belle, Dino’s personal assistant who is jealous of Amber
  • Smyth Wong as Cisse
  • Manolet as the obsessive fan