Hands pop out of the ground, monsters lunge camerawards, and other shocktastic devices that even William Castle would have thought corny are deployed for stereoscopic silliness in “The Child’s Eye,” the latest from prolific co-helming brothers Danny and Oxide Pang. Billing itself as Hong Kong’s first 3D horror film, the pic certainly doesn’t offer any firsts in the script department, with a hoary tale of a haunted hotel in Bangkok. Outside Asia, this one looks destined to be eyeballed mostly by cultists.
Three couples — played by Rainie Yang and Shawn Yue, Elanne Kwong and Izz Xu, and Ciwi Lam and Rex Ho — are about to fly home to Hong Kong from Bangkok when civil unrest closes the airport. With nowhere else to go, they wind up at a fleabag hotel run by shifty Chuen (Lam Ka Tung). Turns out a ghost is also in residence there that only a fetching dog can see (surely “The Dog’s Eye” would be a more accurate title?). Given a secondary monster that’s an unconvincingly latexed half-man, half-mutt, and the predictability of the shocks, pic is all-around a bit of dog.