This horror film takes you into Beijing’s most celebrated haunted house

Julian Cheung and Gillian Chung both play dual roles in the movie. Photos: China Lion

Three years ago, The House That Never Dies broke the opening-day box office record for a Chinese language horror film when it was released, going on to collect RMB407mil (RM258mil) at the box office.

The 2014 Chinese thriller was directed by Hong Kong auteur Raymond Yip. It was said to have benefited much from China’s film censorship board’s relaxing of its "no ghost" policy, which was intended to encourage more diverse genres in domestic films in order to appeal to more discerning moviegoers.

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