Oan Hon (Spirits)

A Vietnamese ghost story, Oan Hon, looks freaky as hell. It reminds me of the good old days when I was a kid in Viet Nam. At night, six or seven of us from the neighborhood always gathered around my friend’s mom and listened to her ghost stories especially when the power was out. She was such a great storyteller that I was scared to go home by myself even though her house is adjacent to mine. In fact, I was scared of taking a piss; I had to hold it all night long. Just listening to the voices on On Hon’s trailer gave me the same chill when I was a kid. I can’t wait to see it on Halloween this year. The DVD is due out October 31, 2004. Meanwhile, you can read the review at Asia Pacific Arts called Spirit of Vietnamese Culture by Chau Nguyen.