Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Foreign Fears: Recycle

Re-Cycle (2006)
This month’s recommended Foreign Fears Feature film comes from directing brothers Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. The Hong Kong duo who previously directed the Eye series comes with something a bit different with Re-cycle. This film is hard to categorize as it does not fit in any single category. It has zombies, fantasy, and horror elements. It also has the Asian horror staple of a long black haired ghost haunting the main character. In the film we follow a female writer who just finished her newest romance novel. At a press conference for the book her agent unexpectedly announces the title of her new book “Re-cycle.” Once she begins writing this new novel she begins to witness strange unexplainable things. She ends up experiencing the very same things that she has just written about. I do have to caution those who are squeamish towards the sight of aborted fetuses as this film has them aplenty.

--Steven M Duarte