|Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Serial Killer, Detectives|
Tagline: There Is Only What You Believe.
Plot: In Taipei, the teeming modern capital of Taiwan, a corporate CEO freezes to death on a steaming hot day. Then, the notorious mistress of a politician burns to death in a room untouched by flames. The coroner (Yang Kwei-Mei) discovers two bizarre and grizzly links - a mysterious fungus imbedded in the brains of the bodies, and signs that both died in a hallucinatory state. But Li Feng-Bo (Dai Lei-Ren) -- the tough, no-holds-barred homicide detective on the case -- can't find any connection between the victims, any clue as to how the fungus got into their systems or, for that matter, any idea of how they suffered such similar but eerily different deaths.
What is clear is that Li is dealing with Taiwan's first-ever serial killer. He and his commanders reluctantly admit that they need help from the FBI. Serial killing is, after all, an American speciality, and the U.S. and Taiwan have a long-standing, if uneasy, alliance.
That's when Kevin Richter (David Morse) comes to town. The Bureau's top expert at profiling serial killers, he's seen the face of evil more times than he cares to remember. His police liaison is Li's former partner, Huang Huo-Tu (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a cop "exiled" to the near-useless job of Foreign Affairs Officer after having blown the whistle on a
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A good watch. Not your typical serial killer movie. Good effects and an interesting story, but slows down in parts. I personally thought the massacre towards the end was well worth the way. Check this baby out, but try to get the unrated Hong Kong DVD tocatch the 3-minute extra footage. You can purchase it here. 6/10
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