Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Writer-Director Tony Kern is on a filmmaking roll here in Singapore, having chalked up two feature films on the horror genre (A Month of Hungry Ghosts, and Haunted Changi), and getting his next, yup, you guessed it, horror feature primed for production, scheduled for an August release next year, which as far as the Chinese Almanac goes for South East Asia, is smack right in the middle of the Hungry Ghosts Festival (and coincidentally also the lucrative National Day Week for locally produced films).

Titled Afterimages, it consists of five horror short films in an anthology, wrapped around a tale about a group of artists who burn effigies of cameras, and receive films in return. Which is going to be those five horror shorts. Filmmakers, are you listening?

I suppose having done extensive research for his debut feature film, the documentary A Month of Hungry Ghosts, brought about a certain Asian flavour to the horror tales Kern is inspired to produce, with the anthology shorts like Ghost Pool Leg, Rekindling and Xiao Bao Bao, from the synopses, seem rooted in Asian mythology and superstition about ghosts under water, photographs and suicides, and the lady's finger vegetable. The shorts Skin Deep, which at first glace may seem like Devil, and Burnt Offerings, round up the erm, offerings in this feature.

Afterimages is currently under production, and a teaser has been released for Ghost Pool Leg, featuring an extensive clip of a Beautiful Asian Woman Swimming Underwater In Pool at Night. Heh.

Teaser (Ghost Pool Leg):

Related Links
- Afterimages Facebook page
- Official Movie Website

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...