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The Monster (2005) Review


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In Hong Kong they don't have enough room for haunted houses, so they have haunted luxury high-rise apartment blocks instead. It's into one such complex that yuppie couple May (Qi Shu) and Ray (Alex Fong) move with their utterly adorable five-year-old son Chi Lo (Tam Chun Ho). That's the setup for The Monster, and even before the happy family finishes lugging all their boxes into the elevator, there's trouble. Little Chi Lo sees something -- or someone -- lurking in the elevator shaft.

May is a skittish and high-strung mom, a worrier. She has trouble mixing with the other yuppie housewives and looks to a birthday party for her neighbor's daughter as a way to break the ice. Fat chance. At the rooftop party, she watches Chi Lo disappear over the parapet. The weird thing: He doesn't fall. He is grabbed and pulled. When the police look for a splattered corpse at ground level they find nothing.

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