Tết Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) is a popular time to go to the movies along with Tết Nguyên Đán (Vietnamese New Year). As a result, a good number of new Vietnamese movies have been released recently. One movie genre that is particularly popular with the Vietnamese audience is horror. Horror films make good date movies. They offer a good excuse to get nice and close to your date. Phim Trường Ma and Cô Hầu Gái are two horror films being played in Vietnamese theaters this September that may be worth checking out if you are looking for a good date night movie.
Phim Trường Ma is a comedy horror film, so don't expect too much when it comes to plot development. It has a pretty standard and cliché horror plot. Phim Trường Ma, which roughly translate to Ghost Film Studio, is a movie about a group of young people going out to a deserted house to shoot a movie. Singer Phan Mạnh Quỳnh makes an appearance in the film. In addition, he is the OST singer for the movie. I always enjoy his work as a singer. He has a singing style that I find to be quite captivating.
If more serious horror films are your thing, then Cô Hầu Gái is the movie for you. Cô Hầu Gái, which means housemaid, is set in the French colonial period (1950's) on a plantation in the countryside. It's a movie about a poor girl who finds work in a mansion owned by a well-off French officer who had a wife that died on the estate. Similar to the 2010 South Korean film The Housemaid, Cô Hầu Gái is a horror film with a high level of sexual content. The OST for Cô Hầu Gái is sung by Miu Lê, who's no stranger to OST songs.
Although horror films aren't exactly known for their music, I find it quite interesting that these two Viet horror films are using OST sung by popular Vietnamese singers to promote their movies.