Always Be With You (NC16)
Starring Louis Koo, Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh
Directed by Herman Yau
You have to hand it to Hongkong filmmaker Herman Yau — he’s prolific as hell.
This year alone, he’s given us the mad bomber thriller Shock Wave, chick flick 77 Heartbreaks, splatter-fest The Sleep Curse, and now, Always Be With You. The latter is a hopelessly scattershot horror omnibus about a bunch of people who start to see spooky things after they’re involved in the same vehicular pile-up.
The scares come in dribs and drabs, while the clumsily-handled emotional scenes are more likely to provoke laughter than tears. On hindsight, Mr Yau should’ve just skipped this and gone for a vacation. (**)