Ghost Bride

82 minutes
English
(New Zealand, 2014)

Ghost Bride tells the story of Jason Chen - a young Chinese immigrant in New Zealand who keeps his love for Kiwi girl, Skye, secret from his disapproving mother Alice. Things quickly unravel as his mother introduces him to Madam Yin, a matchmaker who has a very special bride in mind for Jason - the mysterious and silent May Ling.
May Ling is a paragon of the traditional Chinese bride: beautiful, subservient, and eager to please. Unbeknown to Jason, May Ling is also dead. In this dark supernatural romance Jason finds himself caught up in the ancient Chinese practice of minghūn: a spirit marriage. May Ling becomes Jason’s betrothed through Madam Yin’s trickery, and Skye’s presence as a rival for Jason’s affections turns May Ling from seductress into a spirit of vengeance. May Ling seeks to destroy Skye, wreak vengeance on Jason’s family and force him into joining her for eternity.
Torn between his ill mother’s wishes and his love for Skye, Jason must face the repercussions of his indecision as the threat of May Ling grows stronger. Jason and Skye must battle May Ling’s spirit to survive, while the treacherous Madam Yin and her husband will stop at nothing to ensure Jason joins May Ling for eternity as her undead groom.