If there’s one thing Singaporeans love – especially during Halloween – is a gripping ghost story. And there’s plenty to get your scream on, from local ghost stories and urban legends to the most haunted places in the Little Red Dot. Even horror films provide enough fodder for your nightmares.
Turn your attention to Repossession. Set to premiere at Filmgarde Bugis+ on October 11 as part of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival, the award-winning psychological thriller sees the deadly vice of pride reimagined through the lenses of local directing duo Goh Ming Siu and Scott C. Hillyard. It follows Jim (played by Gerald Chew) whose mid-life crisis is met with losing his high-flying job in status-conscious Singapore. He finds himself hiding the truth from his family, and awakening the demon from his dark past – all at the expense of his pride.
Watching the terrifying realities of life in one of the world’s most expensive cities on the big screen sounds like the stuff of nightmares, but how does Repossession turn up the scare-o-meter to horror fans in Singapore? Ahead of its Singapore premiere, we chat with directors Goh Ming Siu and Scott C. Hillyard about making a good hair-raising movie, stories that scare them the most, and their plans for Halloween.
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