By Gilbert CHAN

MM2 ENTERTAINMENT - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, SINGAPORE, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong / PROD

Horror - Production 2013

GHOST CHILD «??»is a 2013 Singaporean horror film directed by Gilbert Chan starring Chen Hanwei, Jayley Woo and Carmen Soo. The film revolves around a family fighting against the titular "Ghost Child" (a toyol).

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gilbert CHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Gilbert CHAN, Fong Cheng TAN
    • Synopsis
    • Struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother, Kim suddenly has to deal with a new mother in her life. Choon, Kim’s father, brings home a woman one day and announces his decision to marry her. A series of mysterious and terrifying incidents start to occur at the family home after their return.

      Could it be the jealous spirit of Choon’s dead wife that has come back to show her displeasure at being replaced? Or is there something more sinister?

      What unravels is a tale of unspeakable evil that threatens to destroy the family. What deep, dark secret is Na, Choon's new wife, hiding from them? Can Kim help save her family from complete destruction?

      A Toyol (kwee kia) is a mythical spirit in the Malay mythology of South-East Asia. In Malay folklore, it is a small child spirit invoked by a Malay witch doctor from a dead human foetus using black magic. It is possible to buy a Toyol from such a bomoh and it is often used for crime. Known to be intensely jealous and needs to be taken care of. Once you own a Toyol, not only are you stuck with it for the rest of your life, but all your descendants will also be condemned to own it.