Secrets in the Hot Spring – Taiwan, 2018

Secrets in the Hot Spring – original title: 切小金家的旅館 – is a 2018 Taiwanese comedy horror feature film written and directed by Kuan-Hui Lin (as Guan-Hui Lin). The movie stars Ting-hu Zhang, Sing Hom, He-Hsuan Lin and Mimi Chu.

Plot:

When three teen outcasts arrive at a hot springs hotel to help run things, creepy incidents prompt comical efforts to find what lurks in their midst…

Reviews:

“Taiwanese horror comedy Secrets in the Hot Spring proves an invigorating summer treat, thanks to lively direction from first-timer Lin Kuan-hui and winning chemistry between the film’s trio of heartthrob leads.” James Marsh, South China Morning Post

“Who knew that a goofy horror-comedy flick could contain so much heart?” Yip Wai Yee, The Straits Times

“Normally I would feel pretty comfortable recommending it because its genuinely a funny, well made and pretty unique experience, however its short comings make this hard. If you are fine with seeing what may (or may not I am still unsure) be some homophobic attitudes then you should watch this.” Tom’s Film Reviews

Secrets in the Hot Spring is currently available to view on Netflix. Our rapidly growing checklist of horror-related titles to watch on Netflix is here

Cast and characters:

  • Ting-hu Zhang … Qie Xiaogin
  • Sing Hom … Little Princess
  • He-Hsuan Lin … Lu Qun (as He-Syuan Lin)
  • Mimi Chu … Mao Xihua
  • Chin Chi … Xiaogin’s mom
  • Kar-Ying Law … Qie Gao
  • Kai-wei Chiu … Xiaogin’s dad
  • Shu-yao Kuo … Little Suzuki
  • Tsu-wu Hsieh … Xiaogin’s uncle
  • Jade Chia … Xiaogin’s aunt
  • Soda Voyu … The man
  • Run-yin Bai … Crying kid
  • Chun Hong … Restaurant student
  • Yan-xi Hou … Hotel customer
  • Ling Yuan Kung … Restaurant student

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