THE LINGERING (2018) Overview and US release news


‘They came back… It never left.’

The Lingering – original titles: 山村古宅 or Ku zak – is a 2018 Hong Kong supernatural horror feature film directed by Ho Pong Mak and Derrick Tao from a screenplay by Edmond Wong (Baby Blues) and Dong Zheng. The Mandarin Motion Pictures production stars Bob Yin-Pok Cheung, Kai-Chung Cheung, Athena Chu, Fung Lee, Yao Tong and Terry Zou.


On New Year’s Eve, Qingyi (Athena Chu) and her son, Dawa, were waiting for her husband to come home from work but he never showed up. Meanwhile, Dawa keeps seeing a stranger who is invisible to Qingyi. Leaving Dawa under the care of her neighbour, she heads to the village to find out her husband’s whereabouts. Qingyi returns home and sees a stranger hiding in her house…

Upon hearing about his mother’s death, Xinzhong (Louis Cheung) returns to his hometown. When he was handling issues regarding her death, a real estate agent appeared and asked Xinzhong to sell his mother’s mansion.

Xinzhong must now find the property certificate to sell it. While finding it, strange things keep happening. Are these really just accidents, or was Qingyi warning her son?

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The Lingering is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital by Well Go USA on October 15th 2019.


The Lingering was released in Shaw Theatres on 18th October 2018.


Not to be confused with the South Korean film Lingering aka Hotel Lake