Netflix Acquires Taiwanese Horror Comedy Hit "Marry My Dead Body"

Netflix Acquires Taiwanese Horror Comedy Hit “Marry My Dead Body”

Taiwan’s blockbuster horror comedy Marry my corpse it’s going to Netflix. The streamer has acquired the worldwide rights to the film and will release it on August 10.

Focusing on the Chinese tradition of “ghost marriage” and incorporating elements of fantasy, supernaturalism and LGBTQ issues, Marry my corpse has taken Taiwan by storm since its release in February, earning $11.5 million (NTD 360 million) and reclaiming the territory’s top spot for Chinese-language films for the first half of 2023. It won the award for best screenplay at the 25th Taipei Film Festival last Saturday and was also nominated for Best Actor and Best Visual Effects.

Directed by Cheng Wei-hao, Marry my corpse tells the story of Wu Ming-Han (Hsu Kuang Han), a homophobic and ghost-scared heterosexual cop. While gathering evidence for a case, he accidentally takes a red envelope and is forced to marry Mao Pang-Yu (Austin Lin), who died under mysterious circumstances. The two must overcome their differences and join forces to solve the case, seeking justice for Mao and embarking on a ridiculous and heartbreaking journey together. Gingle Wang co-stars as a policewoman.

Marry my corpse was produced by Calendar Studios and premiered at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival last November.

Check out the film’s international trailer below.