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"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."
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Dream Home (維多利亞壹號 Wai dor lei ah yut ho, lit. Victoria No. 1) is a 2010 Hong Kong Slasher Movie.

This film provides examples of the following tropes:

  • 2xFore: The second prostitute has a broken wooden plank forced down her throat.
  • 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.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Officer Fat's death.
  • Breast Attack: The second prostitute gets shot in the breast.
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  • The Can Kicked Him: The first prostitute gets her head bashed into a toilet until it breaks.
  • 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.
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  • Gorn: Verging on Torture Porn.
  • Groin Attack: While struggling with Cheung Jai, Sheung kicks him in the nuts, and later she slices On Jai's dick off.
  • The '90s: When most of the flashbacks take place.
  • 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.
  • 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.