I’ve been following Todd Rigney’s coverage of the upcoming Chinese horror film Blood Stained Shoes over at Beyond Hollywood for a couple of reasons. One is that the Asian horror genre remains interesting, despite the countless Ringu knock-offs and American remakes it’s been forced to endure.
Two is that Blood Stained Shoes stars Kara Hui, the martial arts icon famous for appearing in Shaw Brothers films like My Young Auntie and Eight Diagram Pole Fighter. Even at 52 years old, Kara is still one of the loveliest actresses in the world.
I’ve been waiting patiently for a trailer to arrive before I posted about the movie and today my wish has been granted. And the trailer even has English subtitles! Check it out here.
There’s no official plot synopsis available yet so we’ll just have to piece together clues from the trailer. The film looks to take place in the not too distant past and feature some rather striking cinematography, with a classic ‘ghost story’ type vibe, perhaps not unlike the popular Japanese video game series Fatal Frame. The cast includes Ruby Lin, Monica Mok, Anna Kay, Michael Tong, Xing Minshan, Daniel Chan, Jing Gangshan, and Daichi Harashima. Blood Stained Shoes lands in Chinese theaters on March 8.