Guests in the House a.k.a.
Ghosts in the House
What a sweet good natured ghost story this is
with a its theme of timeless love. It had me smiling nearly the whole time.
DoDo Cheng gets a phone call from the contractor
who is building the new house for her and her fiancé (Derek Yee).
He tells her that the construction is way behind schedule and they won’t
be able to move in when planned. So they have to find somewhere to live
until the house is ready. A friend offers to let them stay in his grandfather’s
old house. As he tells them – it was where his grandfather once kept his
Well. It turns out his mistress – Nina Li – and
her maid (Regina Kent) are still in residence – though they have both been
dead for fifty years. They live quite comfortably upstairs in a room that
is just as it was the day they died. They have been waiting these fifty-years
for her lover to come back as he promised he would.
They are not your usual vengeful or angry ghosts
though. They love having some company after all these years and in particular
enjoy this new invention called television ! The old movies – especially
the hopping vampire ones and Casper the ghost cartoons are their favorites.
Real couch potatoes are these ghosts. And scaredy cats as well. They spend
much of their time on the ceiling – literally – while watching the old
horror films. Of course they can’t help, but have a little fun with their
two guests from time to time, but also try and help their love problems.
Nina Li as the old fashioned ghost still in love
with her man is wonderful. Beautiful and beguiling with a touch of sadness
in her eyes when she remembers the old days. The last scene of the film
is corny and perfect.
My rating for this film: 7.5