By Wei-Hao CHENG


Thriller - Completed 2017

The Girl in the Red Dress is just behind you...

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Horror
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wei-Hao CHENG
    • Producer(s)
    • Hank TSENG (Greener Grass Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Social worker Li Shu-fen is often overwhelmed by her work and neglects her 15-year-old daughter: Li Ya-ting. When she discovers that Ya-ting is pregnant, she takes Ya-ting to the hospital for an abortion, but they have a huge fight. Meanwhile, Shu-fen visits her client: Miss Lin Mei-hua. Lin’s home is such a weird place that all the places are covered with written spells. From Lin’s apartment, Shu-fen rescues a young girl called: Lin Yong-ching, and she even finds that Yong-ching has been kept here for almost a year. After rescuing, Yong-ching sayss: "My elder sister is coming back. Mommy worries that she will take me away, so Mommy keeps me locked." Nevertheless, Shu-fen finds out that Yong-ching’s elder sister died in 1995.

      Ever since Yong-ching has been taken away, Lin Mei-hua follows Shu-fen every day, trying to get her daughter back. She claims: "She’ll be captured if you keep her exposed!" Later, Shu-fen shockingly finds out that Ya-ting is gone! She soon learns about her daughter’s boyfriend: Lin Chun-kai and pays him a visit. Lin Chun-kai is a medium of Master Tiger. He is sure that Ya-ting must has been lured into the mountains by an evil spirit. Nonetheless, Shu-fen does not believe his words; she asks helps from a rescue team, and they launch a rescue operation in the mountains. In the end, they find nothing about Ya-ting; instead, they find a woman called: Shen Yi-chun, the lady who also tries to find her missing boyfriend (the leading character from TAG-ALONG.)

      When Yi-chun is brought back to the city, she learns that her boyfriend and his grandmother had both died. It turns out that the earlier rescue operation succeeded only in her hallucination rather than reality, and Shen Yi-chun has a nervous breakdown upon hearing the truth.

      On the other hand, Chun-kai also tries save his girlfriend by seeking advice from Master Tiger. Master instructs him to set up an altar in the mountains so God could negotiate with that evil spirit, and maybe Ya-ting could be saved. Shu-fen is devastating, so she decides to change her mind, trying Chun-kai's supernatural way. While everything is set, inside the dark forest, Shu-fen and Chun-kai hear nothing but: "I want to find my mother…"