Horror film, Tales from the Dark 2 <奇幻夜> will premiere on August 8 in Hong Kong. New photo stills featuring Fala Chen (陳法拉) and Gordon Lam (林家棟) in bed and gory scenes have caught the media’s focus. Even Fala expressed excitedly that she was fully immersed in character and was “perfectly satisfied.”
Following the first installment, the sequel will also feature three short segments adapted from the works of Lilian Lee (李碧華), who wrote a series of short horror stories for a weekly magazine. The stories got so popular that they were reproduced into a series of novels. The three short stories in Tales from the Dark 2 were directed by Teddy Robin (泰迪羅賓), Gordon Chan (陳嘉上) and Lawrence Lau (劉國昌). Due to the explicit scenes, the movie has received a Category III rating.
The film speaks of pillow demons, and Gordon portrays both a human as well as a ghost. Fala revealed, “Gordon and I both have revealing scenes. The crew found a girl from mainland China who has a similar body shape as me. There was a shower scene in which the body double completed instead. However, I witnessed the entire filming process and provided her with opinions for various details and poses.”
Gordon Lam Goes Fully Nude
Tales From The Dark 2 contains sexual and violent scenes, receiving a Category III rating. Gordon, who stripped off all his clothes for one of the scenes, said, “I never thought the film would be rated as Category III. I’ve shot Category-III films in the past, but this is my first time going fully nude. I was completely naked! The scene spoke of how Fala’s character accidentally killed me and tried to get rid of the corpse. She took off my garments and put me into a vacuum bag.”
Gordon further revealed that he only took five seconds to decide whether or not to film the scene. “The atmosphere at the time made me feel like I should go for it. It didn’t take me long to start stripping. These types of scenes are not a big deal in western films! It’s okay as long as the plot makes sense. Fala also didn’t seem to be very awkward. We’re all adults.”
In terms of the film receiving a Category III rating, Fala said, “The story between Gordon and I actually doesn’t contain much explicit content. The other two stories are the ones that are more bloody and violent. Those who are easily frightened should not watch it.” Currently taking part in an acting course in New York, Fala has not had time to promote the film in Hong Kong yet.
Synopsis of “Tales from the Dark 2”
Director: Gordon Chan
Cast: Gordon Lam, Fala Chen
Since breaking up with her boyfriend Yuen Hao Hong (Gordon Lam), Chow Jing Ee (Fala Chen) suffers from insomnia and no matter how many sleeping pills she takes, she cannot falls asleep. One day, at an old store, Jing by chance bought an embroidery medicated pillow. When Jing sleeps with the pillow, she surprisingly slept throughout the night. The pillow not only gives her sweet dreams; it also stirs her inner desires …….
Director: Lawrence Lau
Cast: Newton Lai (黎漢持), Chan Yiu Wing (陳耀榮)
Fatty Keung (Chan Yiu Wing) invited several ex-classmates to visit their long deserted alma mater to reminisce the past. Upon arrival, they were all surprised to find Uncle Chan (Newton Lai) has been secretly living in the old school compound all these years. Against Uncle Chan’s advice, the group insisted on playing their ghostly game at midnight. Eight of them were in the game and how many will survive?
Director: Teddy Robin
Cast: Teddy Robin, Kelvin Kwan (關楚耀), Aliza Mo (莫綺雯), Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強)
In this fast-paced city, who is a human and who is a ghost? Wearing his olden day costume and carrying a wooden umbrella, Uncle Lam (Teddy Robin) often frequents the streets at late night. Tonight is 14th of the lunar seventh month; Uncle Lam looks troubled until he meets Jennifer (Aliza Mo). Who is she and what will happen to them?
“Tales from the Dark 2” Trailer
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This article is written by Shirley and Jennifer for JayneStars.com.