The Tag-Along 2

The Tag-Along 2 is a 2017 Taiwanese horror film directed by Cheng Wei-hao. It is a sequel to The Tag-Along (2015), which is adapted from the well-known Taiwanese urban legend, "The Little Girl in Red". The film stars Rainie Yang, Hsu Wei-ning, Francesca Kao, Lung Shao-hua and River Huang. It was released on August 25, 2017.[3][4][5]

The Tag-Along 2
The Tag-Along 2 - 紅衣小女孩2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Chinese紅衣小女孩2
MandarinHóng yī xiǎo nǚ hái 2
Directed byCheng Wei-hao
Produced byHank Tseng
Written byChien Shih-keng
Yang Wan-ju
StarringRainie Yang
Hsu Wei-ning
Francesca Kao
Lung Shao-hua
River Huang
Music byRockid Lee
CinematographyChen Chi-wen
Edited byShieh Meng-ju
Production
company
Greener Grass Production
Distributed byVie Vision Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryTaiwan
LanguageMandarin
Taiwanese
BudgetNT$45[1]
Box officeNT$105.7 (Taiwan)[2]

The film was a commercial success, grossing NT$105 million domestically against its NT$45 million budget.[2][6]

SynopsisEdit

When social worker Shu-fen discovers that her pregnant teenage daughter Ya-ting has disappeared, her search for Ya-ting ends her with many horrifying mysteries…

Meeting the mysterious Mei-hua who imprisons her own daughter inside her house covered with papers written with spells and encountering the missing and pregnant Yi-chun in an abandoned hospital, the trio returns to the Red Forest to rescue Ya-ting and Shu-fen finally realizes that the deepest fear arises from love…

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1.""Light Pollution""Misi KeMisi Ke07:02

ReleaseEdit

 
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and the film crew

The film released its promotional poster and stills at the 2017 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) held during the Hong Kong International Film Festival. At Filmart, the film sold distribution rights to more than 19 regions, which is triple the number for the original The Tag-Along.

The film was released in the U.S. and Canada on September 22, 2017. It was screened at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain in October 2017.

Box officeEdit

Three weeks after its release in Taiwan on August 25, 2017, The Tag-Along 2 became the top domestic box office hit in 2017.[7]

By September 11, 2017, the film earned NT$92 million, out-grossing its predecessor (NT$85 million) in domestic takings to become the highest-grossing local horror film of the past decade.[8] As of October 3, 2017, The Tag-Along 2 has grossed NT$104 million in Taiwan.[2][9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Recipients Result
54th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actress Hsu Wei-ning Nominated
Best New Performer Wu Nien-hsuan Nominated
Best Sound Effects Rockid Lee, Yang Che-chin,
Warren Santiago and Richard Hocks
Nominated

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "TFI-國家電影中心 Taiwan Film Institute - 電影票房資訊-每月票房公告". www.tfi.org.tw. Archived from the original on 2017-03-07.
  3. ^ 自由娛樂. "許瑋甯聯手楊丞琳搞鬼 《紅衣2》未演先吸金千萬 - 自由娛樂". ent.ltn.com.tw.
  4. ^ "紅衣小女孩2 The Tag-Along 2 - Yahoo奇摩電影". Yahoo奇摩電影.
  5. ^ 三立新聞網. "《紅衣2》許瑋甯剃半眉鬼樣嚇人!楊丞琳被小紅纏身嚇破膽 - 娛樂 - 三立新聞網 SETN.COM".
  6. ^ "小鮮肉崛起!「虎爺」吳念軒好演技 直升何潤東新戲男主角 - 娛樂 - 三立新聞網 SETN.COM". 三立新聞網.
  7. ^ "【開眼電影網】《紅衣小女孩2》榮登2017唯一破億國片 -- @movies".
  8. ^ 自由娛樂. "《紅衣2》票房創紀錄 楊丞琳被逼墮胎捧血娃 - 自由娛樂". ent.ltn.com.tw.
  9. ^ 三立新聞網. "《紅衣2》榮登唯一票房破億國片 前進總統府邀小英一起玩 - 娛樂 - 三立新聞網 SETN.COM".

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