Tag Along 2, The. Supernatural Horror Manifests in US This February
Tag Along 2, The. Film Details
Hong yi xiao nu hai 2 (original title)
Director: Wei-Hao Cheng
Writer: Shih-Keng Chien
Release Date: February 6 | April 3.
Release Format: Digital & On Demand | DVD
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1h 48 min
A mother goes in search of her missing teenage daughter after her sudden disappearance. She is told that her daughter was last seen in the company of a girl in red, leading the mother to attempt to unravel the mystery behind the girl.
The Asian Horror market has recognizable roots for its supernatural influences. The factor for this perspective borrows close to the intense mythology of these countries. Certain themes often focus on an unsettled apparition seeking retribution for a wrongful act. Other versions rely on haunting situations for pure scare factor. Horror films are a long time staple and are as much a part of Asian culture as Anime.
The Tag Along 2 is the direct follow-up to the 2015 release The Tag Along and reunites Director Wei-Hao Cheng and Shih-Keng Chien. Released in Taiwan this tale draws on a young woman wearing a red gown serves as the antagonizing force. This is no surprise since girls as per its source material have an interpretation as the ghostly menace. This next conception of Horror has a scheduled February release via Cinedigm.
According to the press release:
Based on 1998 home video footage that spawned an urban legend with never-before-seen viral activity, THE TAG-ALONG 2 continues the frightening mystery of “The Little Girl in Red” to critical praise and box office success.
Directed by Wei-Hao Cheng, and also featuring The Tag-Along star Tiffany Hsu,
THE TAG-ALONG 2 sees characters take a darker turn as they face their own ghostly obsessions, and battle demons that may or may not be of their own making.
As speculated The Tag Along 2 caters to the trademarks of Asian Horror films. Many Westerners would identify parallels with Jason Zada’s 2016 tribute to Asian influenced supernatural tales. In The Tag Along 2 eerieness has high strength factor. Yet, these visuals are nothing dramatic or unusual for seasoned viewers of this genre.
It is unclear if the viewer will need to look at the initial installment of what plays out to be a new franchise in Horror. The trailer does not look convincing but for enthusiasts for Asian Horror films such as myself, The Tag Along 2 is a film not to be missed.
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