Where Got Ghost? Hot
Where Got Ghost? is a Singaporean omnibus comedy horror film directed by Jack Neo and Boris Boo.
The film is made up of three horror tales laced with Singaporean humour: "Roadside Got Ghost", "Forest Got Ghost" and "House Got Ghost".
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The literal translation of the movie’s title – scared till you laugh. I dare say that the movie wasn’t anywhere near ‘terrifying the audience till they laughed’, but it was funny nevertheless. It was funny, only because it was just pure silly and so absurd at times that we laughed. After all, it is a locally made horror movie, so there really isn’t much to expect from it. Don’t get me wrong; there are some really Cannes-worthy locally produces films, but this movie just happens to be one of the many other mediocre movies.
There are three short stories in the movie, and as ridiculous as it was, there are some life lessons to learn from the movie. The first one, “Roadside Got Ghost” is about how three grown men unknowingly offended a female ghost, because they took the oranges from the roadside meant for praying and paying respects to her, for themselves instead.
The second part, called “Forest Got Ghost”, follows to middle-aged men (or uncles, as how us Singaporeans call them), have a fatal encounter with a seemingly generous lady who offers them shelter from the stormy rain, during their reservist military training. The weird thing is – her house is in the middle of the forest, they are lost, and she lives all alone!
The last story is – “House Got Ghost” re-enacts the situation when three brothers meet the ghost of their mother who comes back to teach them a lesson.
Scary Movie Wannabe
This movie shows a skeletal foundation of the popular scary movie series, where the producers try to put humour in horror. However, this movie was imbalanced, it was neither fully epic and comedic nor was it bone-chillingly frightening. To me, the substandard acting and the lack of good quality effects and animation made it look more like a play than a movie, which is certainly not very frightening.
There are some values the director tried to induce into the movie, but they tend to be more religious than moral ethnics, and one who is not so devoted to religion will see little point in them. This show can definitely give a laugh, but I feel that there are better comedies out there.
Ok for cheap laughs
To begin with, this film cannot even be classified as 'horror'. To fall under the genre of 'horror' would mean that the film has to at least be able to induce a little fear, or a small scream, from the audience; but this is not the case. For goodness sake, even my cousin, who is a 7 YEAR-OLD GIRL, was able to watch the entire film without flinching, even dismissing the entire thing as 'lousy' after it was over. Talk about horror? The film's existence is a horror by itself. The plot is terrible and boringly predictable, and the acting third-grade. Calling this film a horror film is equal to degrading the entire horror genre. The only reason why anyone could possibly want to watch this film is probably to get a few cheap laughs. Out of all of Jack Neo's films thus far, this is undoubtedly the worst. At least his other films have better and more original plots.
Jack Neo can do better
This movie would probably only scare the most timid of hearts and elicit mostly yawns from horror movie buffs.
The best story of the 3 would be "House Got Ghost" but would be better appreciated if you had watched Money No Enough before. "Roadside Got Ghost" was relatively humourous but highly predictable, and the makeup used for the ghosts was also not scary enough.
The worst of the lot is "Forest Got Ghost" and can only be described as silly. It did not help that the acting was sub-standard and made the entire story seem absolutely ridiculous, so ridiculous it couldn't be taken seriously.
Jack Neo normally produces and directs decent films worth watching, but fails this time round. Watching this movie once is more than enough.
just for laughs
I think that this movie is not scary at all, but it is to provide laughs to the audience. I don't think that there are any scenes that are scary enough to be called a horror movie. However, I think that Mark Lee put in effort in filming this movie as it is not easy to make up as a girl and also having to wear girl's clothing.
I do think that the special effects and the camera angle taken into consideration for this movie is rather good as I cannot really see the effects in the movie which may seem fake if not filmed properly.
Singapore movies suffer from the stigma of being low-quality, lousy, and ripping off whatever the Western world shows. I would give you a hearty defence any other day, but for Where Got Ghost, I cannot help but to agree - it just isn't good.
Despite premiering a sorta-novel concept for a local film (3 movies in a single setting), it just seems messy and cluttered together. The three mini-movies are supposed to be horrifying and scary, but with the production quality, it just seems rather sad. Perhaps it is the lack of proper screen time they are not able to allocate to each film, but it just seems that the characters are rather one-dimensional and 'flat'.
If he had dragged each of the three films out, I am sure it could have been so much better.
Where Got Ghost was the first horror movie that I ever watched, and I don't quite think I can ever forget this particular movie experience.
A mere pre-teen when I was first introduced into the world of horror movies and thriller, Where Got Ghost actually managed to scare me a little. Despite the obnoxious humour and cheap CGI, I have to admit, Where Got Ghost does provide a few shocks. However, don't expect to be watching this movie for the scare though, as the entire movie is hardly scary, only at certain scenes when the music is turned up ridiculously loud suddenly, and a random face pops up. Not a very good horror, compared to the likes of Sinister, I would say.
Scariness aside, I feel that Where Got Ghost severely lacks in terms of a good storyline. Perhaps it is because the movie attempts to squeeze in three short films altogether in a bundle, but the plot isn't really well developed, and can be pretty abrupt.
Good for first timers, but for avid horror fans, I'd say skip this one.
What did I just watch...?
Those were my exact thoughts as the credits rolled, and I will probably continue to ask myself that question over and over should I watch Where Got Ghost? again...
Okay, I guess that the army story was pretty interesting and believable as compared to the other two stories. The most ridiculous one is the family one. To me, the story was extremely nonsensical, especially when the brothers were driving in the rain and they crashed and then there was this landslide that was so out of the story. My friends and I couldn't stop talking about how outrageous the build up for this story was.
I can see where Jack Neo is trying to go with the stories, and I know he is trying to teach the audience valuable lessons and moral values, but with a bad story, I don't think anyone would be bothered to learn anything.
One can definitely get a good laugh from Where Got Ghost?, but whether it is because you are laughing at it or with it is another thing, and for me, I was unfortunately having a good time laughing at the whole run of the show.
Probably just Jack Neo trying too hard to scare and humour people all together, I guess.