The Death Curse (2003)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Haunted House Film, Horror Comedy  |   Release Date - May 31, 2003 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Pop duos Twins and Boy'z team up to scare up some laughs from fans in this lightweight horror-comedy from New Blood director Pou-Soi Cheang. After a mysterious millionaire calls his orphaned children to his remote ancestral home under the guise of staging a family reunion, the situation takes an ominous turn when the curious seven are informed that their father died shortly after sending the invitations. Though they are also informed that their father has left them an inheritance of $170 million in addition to a wealth of fruit trees; however, a series of bizarre rituals must be performed before they actually receive their share of the family fortune. In addition to remaining in the labyrinthine estate for seven consecutive days, they must pay respects to the corpse of their deceased father every night in addition to showing their good intentions by hugging one another before they go to bed. As the siblings slowly realize that the house is haunted, it becomes increasingly obvious that winning their inheritance may be a deadly affair.

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corpse, estate, family-reunion, haunted-house, inheritance, millionaire, orphan, ritual