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]b2I (1997)
02:00 A.M.


Reviewed by: pablo
Date: 12/09/1999

A trilogy of short horror films. The first follows a pair of moviemakeup workers who encounter strange goings-on. In the second, a trio of backup singers stalk the star and discover his spooky secret. The final story has a pair of production assistants running into a mysterious kid while shooting a children's commercial on location. Like its prequel, _01:00 AM_, the stories aren't all that scary, with the setup being more interesting. And like before, the film as a whole is mildly entertaining, but nothing worth going out of your way. The last story, with Jordan Chan and Tsui Kam Kong, seemed out of place - the story took place during the daytime in the country, while the other two were set in the same studio (with possibly the same ghost) and featured slo-mo pans past a clock displaying the title time.


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Characteristically lame HK horror anthology pitched at nervous Chinese girls on dates. In the first story, two movie makeup artists fashion a rubber mask from the face-mold of a woman burned alive in a studio fire; after awhile, they start hearing her voice, and see a white figure floating in the background. Guess what happens to the mask. It sorta ends right there, and then we go to another movie-related horror yarn about three Asian models in mermaid costumes who discover that a singer (Jordan Chan) has unwittingly fallen for a ghost. That one ends abruptly too, and then we have moviegoer Tsui Kam Kong and his partner on the lookout for a little boy extra who keeps disappearing on them. This movie must have been scary, because a few teens in back of me were shrieking through the whole thing. My pulse quickened only at the amply supply of on-screen babes in the first two chapters.

(1.5/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3