Set in the perhaps unlikely world of Hong Kong’s astronomically priced housing market, Coffin Homes plays fast and loose with its dark satire as auteur Fruit Chan conducts a swirling chaos of genres. Coffin Homes features haunted apartments, a truculent but playful ghost child, hilariously extravagant splatter horror, rotten estate agents, landlords, gangs, and even an appearance by the underworld’s Ghost King. With storylines as compartmentalised and disordered as the tenants’ cramped cubicles, Chan still maintains his interest in social realist depictions of Hong Kong’s grassroots life and anxieties over the city’s future.

This film contains scenes of strong violence and gore.