|release date||October 23 2003|
|director||Wai Keung Lau|
|writer||Wai Keung Lau|
|starring||Laila Boonyasak, Bobo Chan, Johnathan Cheung, Matthew Paul Dean|
SynopsisAn amusement park reopens after a deadly accident fourteen years prior. But although the park is back in business, that doesn't mean it's safe, and when a young boy goes missing, a group of his friends set out to find him.
Asian horror cinema comes to Screamfest LA in 3-D?! Just the two words “Asian” and “3D” had me excited beyond belief- especially when the Hong Kong film The Park takes place in an abandoned amusement park.
The film, which was produced by one of the famous Pang brothers (The Eye), takes us to an abandoned amusement park that is haunted beyond belief. Years ago a fatal accident caused the park to close and it has been abandoned ever since. While in school a student finds a newspaper regarding this age old accident and decides to go “stick his nose where it doesn’t belong.” He is sucked into the dark gritty earth never to return. After a few days his sister decides to go look for her brother, even after her witch mother tells her not to. Of course she brings along a group of her best friends to joke around, cause a ruckus and piss the spirits off. Next thing you know the park is glowing with evil spirits- story fin.
So was it good? No, not even close. If the blood wasn’t as heightened as it was, it would have been worse than Disney’s ‘Haunted Manson.’ The film is rehashed Asian horror cinema garbage. Not only is it the same junk only thinned out, but the “weapon” of choice is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen and when introduced- if you can’t figure out that it’s the big finale’s weapon- then you haven’t seen enough horror flicks. The director/writer basically say, “This camera is a weapon against ghosts.” A camera? Come on! Just wait until the end, it’s a laugh- oh and did I mention the crappy 3-D? …Read More