Visible Secret 2-
The newlyweds Jack and Ching move into a new apartment. Jack gets smacked by a car and goes into a coma, but a miraculous recovery occurs. Jack begins having visions of death around the house and he finds Ching has begun to act strangely. Jack relays his suspicions to Ching, but she thinks he might be "troubled". September, an female friend of Jack's, joins him on a fact-finding hunt. What they find isn't too comforting, as it seems that Ching may have more than a few secrets from her new husband
In 2001 the Ann Hui-directed Visible Secret presented an uneasy mix of grim horror stylings with bursts of humour, based on a script by Abe Kwong.
When the title was resurrected for name-only sequel Visible Secret II, Hui became producer while Kwong took on the role of director to craft a compelling mystery story within horror genre stylings. Marital bliss is upended for newlyweds Jack (Eason Chan) and Ching (Jo Koo) when they move into a flat together. The flat is suspicious from the moment they buy it – a very low price and joss sticks at the window suggest something’s wrong – and after a hit-and-run traffic accident puts him out of action for a while, Jack has visions that hint at the flat’s past. Seeing a images of a dead woman and, later, his wife get possessed, Jack teams up with old friend September (Cherrie Ying) to uncover dark secrets. Visible Secret II’s script isn’t written to frighten viewers but instead treads carefully to reveal possible clues and false leads. Audiences are left guessing what mysteries are afoot up to the very end thanks to the constant stream of hints and red herrings that dot the script. Supernatural and romantic elements are delivered within a largely uncomfortable atmosphere from the confines of the apartment block to location work outside, only uplifted with Cherrie Ying’s bubbly screen time and a quiet song sung by Eason Chan. Eason Chan and Jo Koo lead the film with understated roles – Chan spends much of the film distressed and limping around on his crutch while Jo Koo ’s helplessness is presented well. Koo also benefits from the film’s most striking imagery when she sports ghostly make-up. Cherrie Ying’s character is meanwhile a curious one for being overly cheery amid such a grim environment while supporting actor David Lee is wonderfully creepy as a leering neighbour.
Thanks to Far East Film Festival