The Bridge Curse (NC16)
Starring Summer Meng, JC Lin, Ning Chang, Ruby Chan
Directed by Lester Hsi
This Taiwanese supernatural horror stars Summer Meng as a TV journo trying to piece together the final hours of six undergrads who perished horribly after they livestreamed a paranormal activity at a haunted landmark in campus (now, where can that be?).
Centred around a vengeful long-haired she-ghost (she and Sadako have the same stylist), the scare-tactics are effective, if a little by the numbers. But there are two standout scenes: one takes place in a dingy toilet (poop interruptus!), the other, a roomful of mannequins (plastic menace!).
A late-game revelation helps make this otherwise routine shriek-fest slightly more interesting than it deserves to be. But I’m feeling generous: the movie gets a bonus half a star for running under 90 minutes. (***)
Photos: Clover Films