Dream Home (維多利亞壹號 Wai dor lei ah yut ho, lit. Victoria No. 1)
"A 2007's survey shows that the average monthly income of Hong Kong people is HK$10,100. But there are still 24% of people who aren't up to that line yet. Since the handover, Hong Kong's income rate has increased by 1%. But in 2007 alone, house prices shot up by 15%. In Hong Kong, a flat of 600 square feet costs more than HK$7 million. Flats with harbor view can reach HK$30,000 (US$3,200) per square foot. In a crazy city, if one is to survive, he's got to be more crazy."
— The Opening
is a 2010 Hong Kong Slasher Movie
This film provides examples of the following tropes:
- Abusive Parents: In a flashback, Sheung's frustrated father hits her while she is fighting with her brother, but is instantly remorseful.
- Accidental Murder: While in a manic state, the wounded second prostitute slits Officer Man's throat.
- Aerith and Bob
- Agony of the Feet: Sheung gets knifed through the foot.
- All Hallows' Eve: Though it's completely incidental to the plot.
- Anachronic Order: There are two timelines. One is Sheung's systematic murder rampage and the other is backstory indicating her obsession with the apartment.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: One DVD cover◊.
- Bloodbath Villain Origin
- Blood from the Mouth
- Boom, Headshot: Officer Fat's death.
- Breast Attack: The second prostitute gets shot in the breast.
- The Can Kicked Him: The first prostitute gets her head bashed into a toilet until it breaks.
- Carry a Big Stick: The second prostitute has a broken wooden plank forced down her throat.
- Cute But Psycho: Sheung.
- Death by Falling Over: While struggling with Sheung, a man falls over and lands on a table jaw first, apparently breaking his neck.
- Death by Sex: On Jai and the second prostitute.
- Delinquent Hair: Blondie's blue mohawk.
- Disposable Sex Worker: A pair of victims.
- Drop the Hammer: Sheung deals with some locked doors by merely smashing the nobs with a mallet.
- Eye Scream: A maid gets stabbed in the back out the head and out an eye with a screwdriver.
- Fingore: Blondie loses some fingers when Sheung rips the knife out of him.
- Freudian Excuse: Flashbacks chronicle Sheung's obsession with this particular apartment, starting as far back as 1991.
- Golf Clubbing: A businessman gets whacked with one of his own clubs.
- Gorn: Verging on Torture Porn.
- Gratuitous English
- Groin Attack: While struggling with Cheung Jai, Sheung kicks him in the nuts, and later she slices On Jai's dick off.
- Gross-Up Close-Up
- Gutted Like a Fish: Blondie, though it doesn't kill him.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday
- Hong Kong
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On Jai, repeatedly.
- Impromptu Tracheotomy: Cheung Jai gets stabbed in the neck with a broken bong.
- Improvised Weapon: Sheung attacks a man with a golf club and a clothing iron, and stabs Cheung Jai with a shattered bong after he breaks it against her head.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Sheung's father.
- It's All My Fault: Sheung blames herself for her mother's death.
- Karma Houdini
- Knife Nut
- Meganekko: One of Sheung's coworkers.
- The Mistress: Sheung, to an unnamed businessman.
- Nameless Narrative
- The Nineties: When most of the flashbacks take place.
- No Tell Motel
- One Last Smoke: With his guts literally hanging out, Blondie tries to take one last puff of a joint. Unfortunately...
"Shit, it's gone out."
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Blondie.
- Self-Made Orphan: In order to ease her financial burdens, Sheung lets her father die when she could have easily saved him.
- Sexy Packaging: A Blu-ray cover◊.
- Slashed Throat: While attempting to get the flex cuff wrapped around his neck off, the building guard ends up slitting his own throat with a box cutter. Later, Officer Man gets his throat slashed by the deranged and injured second prostitute.
- Spiritual Successor: Could potentially be seen as one to the rather crappy 1987 slasher Open House, which was about a homeless man murdering real estate agents, angry over his lot and life and inability to acquire a place of his own.
- The Stoner: Cheung Jai and On Jai.
- Those Two Guys: Cheung Jai and On Jai.
- Three-Way Sex: Cheung Jai and a prostitutes are up to it, but On Jai isn't, since last time they had one, Cheung Jai accidentally gave him a facial.
- Tin-Can Telephone: What Sheung uses to communicate with her childhood friend, Jimmy.
- Title In
- Token Minority: The Filipino maid.
- The Triads and the Tongs: They appear in a flashback, forcing people out of their homes.
- Two Lines, No Waiting: The main storyline, and the one chronicled in flashbacks.
- Turn of the Millennium: 2007, with the occasional flashback to an earlier year.
- Unnaturally Blue Lighting
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story / Based on a Great Big Lie: There is no one case that this matches up with. Yes, people have killed for houses. Yes, murder will drive real estate prices down for the affected property. Otherwise, the film has no particular basis in reality despite claiming to be based on a true story.
- Villain Protagonist
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot
- Weapons That Suck: Sheung sticks a bag over a woman's head, then sucks all the air out with a vacuum.
- Would Hurt a Child: The vacuum bag victim was pregnant.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blondie.
- Your Cheating Heart: Who isn't cheating in this?