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Heirloom tells the story of a man who inherits an old family house. As he checks the place out he decides to move in and bring his fianc?e along. As they stay in the house the man slowly begins to remember parts from his childhood, bringing back old memories that were forgotten with age. The house has a dark history, in which thirty years prior the entire family attended bizarre rituals an ended up committing suicide all at the same time. Each relative hung on a rope to die. While the man is unaware of his family's history he begins to witness some strange happenings involving the old house.Read more ›
James had inherit the Yang Mansion 20 years later after the entire household except one died in an inexplicable mass suicide by hanged to their deaths in the same hour, place and height, leaving the case unsolved due to it's mysterious circumstances. James decided to accept his inheritance so he could live there with his wife to be, Yo (Terri Kwan). To celebrate their new found fortune, James and Yo invited their close friends, Yi-Cheng and Ah-Tseng, to sleep over with them in the huge place.
As the supernatural events unfold, James and Yo unveil the secrets of James family fortune. They found out how James's famly fortune was built on the aid of a baby ghost who fed on blood and refused the opportunity to reincarnate and somehow kind of back fired on his family after a while.
Do not expect any ghostly apparition in this movie cause the movie orbits around the tragedy of James' ancestry and the Baby ghost was only a secondary factor in this movie. It's sad that I can't seem to connect with the main characters in this movie. I guess this movie just implies how some people just morally wrong. great lightnings and scenes though. I had my edge of the seat moments while waiting this but the usual mental horror tugger for asian's horror flicks seemed to be barely available in this movie.
The film, in its opening scenes, establishes that the wealthy Yang family came to prosperity by worshipping the dark arts--specifically calling on the powers of child-ghosts. The Yangs, therefore, are the family in the aforementioned mass suicide by hanging. Dealing with the dark arts isn't always as appealing as it may at first seem! Years later, James (Jason Yang) inherits the old mansion without knowing much of his family's history. He promptly moves in with his fiance Yo (Terri Kwan). Of course, it doesn't take long before strange occurrences begin--noises, visions, etc. Most alarmingly, the house seems to be driving their friends crazy! It is a well-worn question in films of this type, "Why, oh why, don't they just leave?" Yo does ask this question, a little late in the game for my taste, but is dismissed by James--which should be a bit alarming due to all that has transpired to this point.Read more ›
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Don't waste your time or money. Not scary, not entertaining, not worth my time and money. Scary Movie is scarier.Published on January 20, 2014 by Matthew F
This Taiwanese horror film is more like the classic gothic atmosphere style films from the early days of horror. Read more
While this is based on a great concept, I felt that it took too long to build up suspense and was not really that frightening.Published on March 26, 2010 by Ticktock
This movie is slow, boring and mostly predictable ghost story. There are not many scares. That's not necessarily a bad thing with most atmospheric horror films, but this one... Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Vort3xxX
This Chinese horror film, "The Heirloom," which is set in Taiwan, does have its flaws, but I still found the film interesting. Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by Ernest Jagger
The Heirloom is a Korean ghost film that thankfully has nothing to do with other popular Asian horror films. Read morePublished on September 14, 2007 by Tim Janson
If you enjoyed The Legend Of Hell House, you might enjoy this creepy haunted house film. Very well filmed, it will remind you of Suspiria, with the long halls and sweeping camera... Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by NateMonroe
The Heirloom (Leste Chen, 2005)
I should probably just put a link to some sort of generic statement about Southeast Asian horror films*, instead of taking half of each... Read more
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