Half a year after co-directing Angel Whispers, veteran actress Carrie Ng makes her solo directorial debut with the horror film Knock Knock! Who’s There? Composed of three vignettes, the film has a distinct Hong Kong flavor that recalls the city’s 1990s cult horror movies.
In “Headless,” Annie Liu plays Isabella, a woman who has everything going for her. In a bid to flee from the paparazzi, she and her socialite fiance get into a car accident that decapitates her. Now a spirit, Isabella is surprised to find that her undertaker is none other than her first love, Roy (Babyjohn Choi).
“Cat-Planting” follows Sau Yong (Kate Tsui), a young woman who was born with the ability to see the dead. She lives with her aunt Ngo (Carrie Ng) and uncle Fat Tong (Simon Lui), two gambling addicts. After a string of bad luck at the gambling table, Ngo decides to engage in a bout of “cat-planting,” and unfortunately for Sau Yong, she accidentally witnesses the bloody, cruel “ritual.” After this, Sau Yong’s behavior takes a turn for the strange.
“Corpse Aroma” tells the story of Yan (Jennifer Tse), a mortuary makeup artist who loves to meet new female friends. One day, she picks up a phone from the street and starts to engage in a text conversation with a mysterious girl. After a period of getting to know one another, the girl asks Yan to help her find something she’s lost.