Synopsis by Mark Deming
The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur as disease and disloyalty makes its way into one unfortunate household in this offbeat horror story from Hong Kong. Wai (Stephy Tang) is only in her mid-Twenties, but she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and her doctors say she has a slim chance of surviving. Ailing Wai shares a tiny flat with her younger sister Ping (Zeng Qi Qi) and her boyfriend Ming (Shawn Yue), who is endlessly loyal and does all he can to care for her in her time of need. Ming spends so much time looking after Wai that his boss fires him, but he soon gets a new job working for Fong (Yoka Yue), who he's known since they were in school together. Fong has long been infatuated with Ming, and as Wai's illness has put a damper on their sex life, he finds himself tempted into infidelity with his alluring new boss. Meanwhile, as Wai struggles with the toll cancer takes on her body and develops a curiosity about natural medicine, Ping spends more and more time escaping into the world of horror comics, and notices that a character drawn by her favorite artist is developing a certain resemblance to Ming. Chung Oi (aka In Love With The Dead) was the first solo directorial credit from Danny Pang, who had previously directed a handful of films in collaboration with his brother Oxide Pang.