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Cast: Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Karena Ng, Hoi- Pang Lo, Sing Kwan Janelle
A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Janelle Sing), a happily married couple who soon discover she's pregnant with twin boys.
But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These "Baby Blues" weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family - and one neighbor's warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real...
Asian horror has taken a step backwards over the last few years. There has not been much as far as horror to write home about so I was hoping that "Baby Blues" would change that but sadly it did not.
This is a slow burn about a young couple who move into a new home that has a horrific past. While looking at the place the wife finds a doll that the previous owners left behind and decides she wants to keep it. There is also a homeless man that lives across the street who seems to know everything even before they tell him it. He tells the couple to move out now before something terrible happens but they do not listen. Instead the wife becomes ill and after going to the doctor they find out she is pregnant with twins. But like I said the house is cursed and twins play a big part in its past and so does the doll the woman decided to keep.
I am not going to go into major plot details here so not to ruin the film for those wanting to see it but I will tell you that the film starts off slow and remains that way until later in the movie when things pick up a bit and get a bit creepier. The problem is the drama drags on for far too long and even though the it picks up towards the end it is not enough to save the film. I fear a lot of people will get bored with this one before the good parts come around.
The film does have a few things going for it, one being a few creepy moments and a little suspense towards the end. The acting in the film is not the best but the actors did a good job with what they had to work with.
The film was shot on a low budget and it shows, I watched the 2D version of the film but the way it looks the 3D was a waste on this one. I really wanted to like the film but it just never reaches the point where it is scary, instead it just drags on and never hits it's potential.
"Baby Blues is available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Dubbed Language: N/A
This is one I recommend renting before buying.
Released by Well Go USA
* 3/4 Out Of *****