COFFIN HOMES (2021) Reviews of Hong Kong comedy horror

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Coffin Homes is a 2021 Hong Kong comedy horror film about a real estate agent trying to sell homes in a haunted house.

Directed by Chen Guo. The movie stars Huang Younan, Cha Paulo, Wei Qiuhua, Wen Xueer, Mak Kaqi, Li Lizhen, Shao Yinyin and Taibao.

Plot:
Real estate agent A. Yuan (Huang Younan) knows that he is selling a murderous house but is still trying to persuade potential buyers to sign up so he can get a generous commission.

However, he becomes entangled with the tall guy (Cha Paulo); four sisters (Wei Qiuhua, Wen Xueer, Mak Kaqi and Li Lizhen). As for the grandmother (Shao Yinyin) Yuan hopes to build a villa, so hangs around her hospital bed every day hoping that she will return to the West as soon as possible.

Facing these “filial daughters”, it is so hard to die; Ah Xiang (Taibao) twists the six people. He tried every means to convert his own tenement building into more than ten sub-districts for rent, but the little ghost Qiangzai always appears to cause damage…

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Reviews:
“Comedy is often an effective way to bring much-needed awareness to serious problems without coming across as too heavy-handed, and Chan absolutely nails it here. In fact, he bites right into the meat of the matter, especially when it comes to the lower end of the real estate market, with his take on the infamous coffin cubicles. He’s adept at making his points without slowing down the film or mucking up the storylines.” All Horror

“Chan’s satirical message may be undermined by tonal whiplash and some strange filmmaking decisions, but there is still fun to be had with Coffin Homes, especially for fans of over-the-top, well… anything. Keep expectations modest, and you will be rewarded with plenty of enjoyable gore, body horror puns, and a handful of respectable jump scares.” Eastern Kicks

“Although it lacks genuine scares, the screenplay, co-written by Chan and Jason Lam Kee-to, takes plenty of digs at the city’s political and economic realities to keep fans of the director’s socially conscious movies happy. While its three storylines do converge, audiences expecting a conventional narrative from this very quotable film should instead brace for its barrage of genre excesses.” 3/5 South China Morning Post

Release date:
August 9, 2021

Original title:

鬼同你住 aka Gwai Tung Nei Jyu “Ghost Lives With You”

Trailer:

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