Crazy kung-fu horror films

Some of the strangest films I've seen come from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan. Mad magicians in crazed combat, hopping vampires and zombies in need of a roundhouse to the kisser.

About the list: There is a rough grouping a work and within them titles are ordered chronologically. We start with the precursors (coming in two waves during the 30s and the 50s, inspired by Dracula movies by Todd Browning and Hammer, respectively), setting the stage for the really boom which started with Black Magic (which is the first of a set of three films, with one pseudo-sequel thrown in), then we move onto the supernatural kung-fu films that helped inspire the hopping vampire (jiang shi) craze, before throwing in some more off offerings (some of those without a lot of kung-fu make up for it in the horror).

References: Spooky Encounters: A Gwailo's Guide to Hong Kong Horror by Daniel O'Brien (2003), the best guide to this subject.

See also: ninja films and Asian zombie films. In addition Eternal Evils of Asia list lists occult horror films from southern Asia and Witches With Flying Heads has a rather specific subset of such films.

There is also Ghoul Sex Squad, an adult hopping vampire film that adding to this list causes problems.
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1.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ Just here for the thumbnail. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
“ aka Midnight Vampire

According to Lisa Odham Stokes' Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema: "The earliest vampire movie made in Hong Kong was Yeung Kung-leung's Midnight Vampire (1936), but it doesn't appear to be of the hopping-variety, at least according to Jess Nevins:


Following the showing, in China in 1935, of Tod Browning’s 1931 film adaptation of Dracula, Western–style vampires (as opposed to the traditional “hopping” vampires of Chinese legend) became a popular subject in Chinese film. In Yeung Kung Leong’s film Wuyi Jiangshi (1936) a father dies, leaving an unclear will, and his two sons and his daughter fight over the inheritance. The older brother sets a trap and burns the younger brother and his sister to death and then throws the bodies into the sea. The following midnight the pair come back to life as vampires and kill their murderous brother.
 ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
3.
Gu wu xing shi ji (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Weibang Ma-Xu
“ aka Tales of a Corpse-Ridden Old House or Walking Corpse in an Old House (hence the "shi" for "corpse")

One I'm flagging up for investigation, it was made the year after the director made what is widely considered to be the first Chinese horror movie, a genre this apparently fits into as well, although details of the plot are difficult to find (well I can't find any but it might be it is in Chinese). At this time quite a few of these films were more inspired by Universal's monster horror, although quite what might inspire this is unclear - it sounds like a zombie film but, if so, it'd be the fifth or sixth ever made, which would be quite good going. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
4.
Sanqian Nina Didi Jiangshi (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
“ aka The Three-Thousand-Year-Old Vampire


In the film Sanqian Nian Didi Jiangshi (1939), a three thousand year–old female vampire rules a subterranean kingdom full of demons and sends them out onto the surface world to terrorize and conquer humanity.

http://www.apex-magazine.com/women-in-pre-1947-chinese-and-indian-horror-fiction-and-film/ ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
5.
Guiwu Jiangshi (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Wai-Man Leong
“ aka Vampires of the Haunted Mansion


In Leong Wai–man’s Guiwu Jiangshi (1939) a group of beautiful women vampires roam the streets of Hong Kong, attacking and killing innocent and unwary men.

http://www.apex-magazine.com/women-in-pre-1947-chinese-and-indian-horror-fiction-and-film/ ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
6.
“ aka The Walking Corpse


In Fok Yin and Wong Toi’s Wanli Xinghsi (1939) a Chinese zombie roams the Hunan countryside in search of beautiful young women who he can sling over his shoulders, take to his lair, and eat.

http://www.apex-magazine.com/women-in-pre-1947-chinese-and-indian-horror-fiction-and-film/ ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
7.
Zhong Kui Zhuo Gui (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Toi Wong
“ aka The Ghost Catcher

Features an early Chinese ghostbuster:


The films became so numerous that some directors began making movies that commented on the horror genre itself. Wong Toi's The Ghost Catcher (1939) is about Zhong Kui, an eccentric, aging, crotchety "ghost catcher" who makes a living by traveling from town to town catching bothersome or evil ghosts and demons with the help of a magic sword and sack. In The Ghost Catcher, the demons he catches had appeared in previous films, including the Coffin Ghost, from Yeung Tin-lok's Spirit of the Coffin (1939), and the Spirit of the Broom, from Wang Fuqing's The Spirit of the Broom (1939).

http://archive.org/stream/coilhouse05/Coilhouse_Issue_05_2010-06_djvu.txt ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
8.
Ren gui lian (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Doe Ching
“ aka Beyond the Grave

Shaw Brothers' first venture into horror ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
9.
Wan li xing shi (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(102 mins.)
“ aka The Voyage of the Dead

This is one of the earliest hopping vampire film, seemingly predated only by Dr Li and the Mummy (1940), at least as far as I can tell at the time of writing. It is certainly the earliest one that has survived to the present day (and the earliest such film to survive on this list.

There were earlier HK vampire films, like 1936's "Midnight Vampire" and in 1939 "The Three-Thousand-Year-Old Vampire" and "Vampires of the Haunted Mansion," but, as mentioned, these seem to be more influenced by the Universal Dracula films. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
10.
“ aka Corpse-Drivers of Xiangxi

More early jiangshi. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
11.
Shi bian (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(80 mins.)
Director: Hung Yin, Shilin Zhu
“ aka The Living Corpse

More jiangshi. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
12.
Jiang shi fu chou (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: See Luk Chow
“ aka The Vengeance of the Vampire

The HKMDB has a fascinating excerpt from a book about the film and the story that inspired it, which sounds like something somewhere in-between a vampire and a zombie, the vengeful dead, which is close to the original folklore tales (both in China and the European revenant).

This piece has more, suggesting there are also elements of western vampire movies that have sneaked in:


Vampires made a comeback after the second world war, inspired in part by the worldwide box office success of the 1958 version of Dracula by Britain's Hammer Film Productions. The stake that Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) pounded through the villain's heart found its Hong Kong equivalent the following year in a similar scene in The Vengeance of the Vampire.

http://www.scmp.com/article/664275/film-studies-bloodsucker-cinema ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
13.
Gu wu jiang shi (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Wen Yi
Stars: Kitty Ting
“ aka Zombie in a Haunted House

Plot synopsis here:
http://www.abandomoviez.net/db/pelicula.php?film=27435 ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
14.
Li gui yuan chou (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Sun-Fung Lee
“ aka The Beautiful Ghost's Grievance ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
15.
The Enchanting Shadow (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(83 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
“ aka The Enchanting Shadow

Shaw Brothers' first success in the horror field. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
16.
Ye ban ge sheng - Shang ji (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Chiu Feng Yuan
“ HK remake of China's first horror movie Song at Midnight

Second part: ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
17.
Xi xue fu (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tie Li
“ aka Vampire Woman ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
18.
Ye ban ge sheng - Xia ji (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Chiu Feng Yuan
 
19.
Hua pi (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Fong Pau
 
20.
Lian suo (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Chun Yen
“ aka Lady Jade Locket ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
21.
Hsi nou ai le (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(140 mins.)
Director: King Hu, Hsing Lee
 
22.
She yao jing (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A women is born with the power to control snakes. She uses these powers to get seek revenge on the villagers... (94 mins.)
 
23.
Tai yin zhi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Hsueh Li Pao
“ aka Finger of Doom ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
24.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ aka The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

Coming full circle, after earlier HK horror being influenced by Hammer, the Shaw Brothers entered into a co-production with them, a move that really kickstarted the modern era of modern Hong Kong horror movies. There isn't much kung-fu but it has Christopher Lee as Van Helsing, Dracula, Chinese vampires and a zombie army, which does result in a mess with neither side able to bring their A game. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
25.
 
26.
Yinyang jie (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A horror anthology. In the first, a man and his pregnant wife help an old woman bury a covered pot in a field... (98 mins.)
Director: Shanxi Ding
 
27.
Black Magic (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A magician makes money by charging people to cast love spells on the objects of their affection. Complications arise when he decides that he wants a customer's bride for himself. (93 mins.)
Director: Ho Meng-Hua
“ aka Black Magic

This film picked up the baton from the Seven Golden Vampires with the Shaw Brothers branching out on their own without the constraints of some fuddy-duddy English film company. The success of this film resulted in one pseudo-sequel and inspired two further films, as well as the wider upsurge in kung-fu horror films in Hong Kong. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
28.
The Spiritual Boxer (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A con artist uses Kung Fu to swindle villagers for money by pretending to be possessed by angry gods. However, when the villagers are later threatened by bandits he must use the same skills for good. (98 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka The Spiritual Boxer

There are spells, possession by gods and ghosts, but all of it is a con (as is often the case in these early films). Still it has a lot of the elements you'll see become popular in later films in this list and is a solid and engaging story too. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
29.
The Magic Curse (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After being told that his uncle disappeared in Boreos jungles, Man-Ying goes there immediately on a rescue mission... (85 mins.)
“ aka The Magic Curse ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
30.
Fearful Interlude (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
“ aka Fearful Interlude

Apparently an anthology of three parts: "The Haunted House," "The Cold Skeleton" and "A Wolf of Ancient Times." ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
31.
Kun pi (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Rome Bunnag
Stars: Lieh Lo
 
32.
Devil Crows (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Chinese folklore has it that during ancient times, thousands of crows randomly attacked and killed inhabitants...
Director: Hsing-Lai Wang
 
34.
Tao Hua Nu dou Zhou Gong (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Cheng-Ying Lai
 
35.
Gou hun jiang tou (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Doctors dealing with patients noticed something weird going on, such as zombies with spikes in their heads and when removed... (89 mins.)
Director: Horace Mengwa
“ aka Black Magic 2 ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
36.
The Oily Maniac (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero. (84 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
“ aka The Oily Maniac ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
37.
Zi ye ge (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Feng-Pan Yao
 
38.
Goliathon (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter... (86 mins.)
Director: Homer Gaugh
“ aka The Mighty Peking Man ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
39.
Eight Masters (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Rescued from his house as a child and sent to the Shaolin Temple, Chu Shiao Chieh learns the martial arts and the virtues of patience and mercy... (78 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kuo
 
40.
Tian long ba bu (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A bookish young man and his sword-loving sister find themselves battling a trio of villains, one of them a beautiful but masked woman who has promised to either marry or murder the first man to see her unmasked. (77 mins.)
Director: Hsueh Li Pao
“ aka Battle Wizard ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
41.
Demon Strike (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Yao-Hua Hsi-Men
“ aka Demon Strike

While it is not up there with the brain-melting antics of Boxer's Omen, Shaolin Drunkard, Tai Chi Drunkard and the like it, does have some memorable scenes as our heroes try and track down the book Mao Shan Tricks. It is perhaps most notable for the use of a nearly naked women and the attempts by an evil wizard to harvest her "women's blood" to give himself laser powers - Mao Shan Tricks indeed!! ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
42.
Return of the Dead (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three inmates in an asylum tell their stories. Story 1, a husband and wife discover they should be careful what they wish for. Story 2, a naked female ghost gets revenge from her watery grave. Story 3, a dead prostitute returns as a ghost.
Director: Han Hsiang Li
“ aka Return of the Dead

Another anthology. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
43.
Gui ying shen gong (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Director: Kong Lung
“ aka The Fairy, the Ghost and Ah Chung ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
44.
Spiritual Boxer II (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ aka The Shadow Boxing or Spiritual Boxer 2

Although there are no real hopping vampires the story involves two conmen pretending they are corpse herders. So it was an idea awaiting the proper format, stars and story. The elements for those would start to come together a yea later. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
45.
Yu huo fen qin (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Shing Hon Lau
 
46.
Spooky Encounters (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring... (102 mins.)
“ aka Encounters of the Spooky Kind ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
47.
We're Going to Eat You (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals. (90 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ aka We're Going to Eat You

A backwoods horror / rural survival film with kung fu. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
48.
Hex (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost. (90 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
 
49.
Hex vs. Witchcraft (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A compulsive gambler with bad luck owes money to a violent gangster boss. A mysterious old man offers him a proposal to marry the ghost of his dead daughter in exchange for cash and an expensive apartment. (96 mins.)
Director: Gwai Chi Hung
 
50.
Horror Inn (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Feng Pan Yao
 
51.
Kung Fu Zombie (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty... (80 mins.)
Director: Hwa I Hung
“ aka Kung Fu Zombie ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
52.
The Imp (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ging-Keung encounters sinister turns of fate where he works, and he becomes frightened enough to consult with a Taoist priest. The priest informs him that his workplace had been the site of murdering. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Yu
“ aka The Imp ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
53.
Zai sheng ren (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Puppets are brought to life and terrorize a rural area in medieval China. (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Yung
“ aka Life After Life ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
54.
Corpse Mania (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel. (81 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
“ aka Corpse Mania ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
55.
Gu (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
While possessed by an evil spirit, a man murders his daughter. A police detective investigating the case also becomes possessed. A good monk helps fight the evil spirit. (101 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
“ aka Bewitched ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
56.
The Devil (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A hideously ugly witch casts spells on her victims which turns their insides into snakes and worms. (86 mins.)
Director: Jen-Chieh Chang
 
57.
Fei shi (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An unfaithful wife frames had her husband framed for murder, and eventually poisons him. However, he returns from beyond the grave to take his revenge against those who wronged him.
Director: Chung Sun
 
58.
Succubare (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A Chinese village run by beautiful women turns out to be more than the local men bargained for--especially if they have any idea of seducing the local beauties, then running out on them. (83 mins.)
Director: Wai Yip
 
59.
Ren xia ren (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Wah Li, known as Fat Boy to his friends, lives with his great-uncle the priest (Uncle). Together with his oddball friends Lai Li and Momo... (97 mins.)
Director: Ma Wu
“ aka The Dead and the Deadly

really helped redefine the crazy kung-fu horror movie and laid the ground for Mr Vampire. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
60.
Human Lanterns (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A psychotic craftsman pits two rival samurai against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source. (95 mins.)
Director: Chung Sun
 
61.
The Miracle Fighters (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Former Royal Guardsman Kao was forced to be on the run when his superior couldn't tolerate him being a Manchu marrying a Han woman... (95 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
62.
Yin ji (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The gates of hell open to let out the ghosts of the dead Chun Sing is visited by his deceased father... (88 mins.)
Director: Chiu Lee
“ aka Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave

Billy Chong vs zombies, again. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
63.
Fei tou mo nu (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman who has been cursed by a witch must rip off her head every night so it can fly around, attack people and drink their blood, which keeps her alive. (92 mins.)
Director: Jen-Chieh Chang
“ aka Witch With Flying Head

See also my list for similar films: Witches With Flying Heads ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
64.
Lang nu bai mo (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman who was raised by wolves seeks revenge on Red Devil, the villain who ordered the murder of her parents. (85 mins.)
Director: Ling Chang
“ aka Wolf-Devil Woman or Wolfen Ninja ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
65.
Gui hua fu (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Chia Yung Liu
“ aka The Fake Ghost Catchers

Con men pretending to be a Taoist priest and assistant team-up with a ghost. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
66.
Hell Has No Boundary (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Story revolves around a possessed young police woman who kills everyone who gets in her way. (91 mins.)
Director: Chuan Yang
 
67.
Guang Dong liang zai yu (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Novice director Hsu Hsia and three other kung-fu designers created this fight-filled tale of young rascal Wang Yu, caught between master martial arts actor Jen Shih-kuan and the incredible Huang Cheng-li. (94 mins.)
Director: Hsia Hsu
 
68.
Xie zhou (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
(79 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
 
69.
Wu gong zhou (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A crazed evil wizard uses his powers to take revenge on beautiful women by making them vomit up live centipedes, which then proceed to eat their victims. (93 mins.)
Director: Keith Li
“ aka Centipede Horror ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
70.
Ninja, the Violent Sorceror (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A murderer, with the help of Chinese vampires, does battle with the ghost of a dead gambling lord's wife and the gambling lord's living brother. (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lambert
 
71.
Hex after Hex (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A female ghost possesses the body a dead girl in order to get a muscular stuntman for a boyfriend.
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
 
72.
Mo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic. (105 mins.)
Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
“ aka The Boxer's Omen

One of the wildest films I've ever seen, and I do try and hunt them down. Starts off quite sedately but just keeps getting madder until towards the end you worry that you might have lost your mind. Best watched with another person, so you can ask each other 'Did that really just happen?' ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
73.
Zhong gui (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab. (88 mins.)
Director: Chuan Yang
“ aka Seeding of a Ghost ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
74.
Tian shi zhuang xie (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ aka Wu-Tang Master or Shaolin Drunkard

A drunken monk sleeps through a sneaky thief breaking out a wizard of impressive evilness who needs virgin blood for some wicked purpose. What follows is a mind-boggling weird series of encounters, all with a giant toad hunting down the good guys. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
75.
Duel of the Masters (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Ah-fei and Dragon, students under the brother kung-fu masters Shorty and Uncle, are sent to clear the ghosts out of a haunted house...
Director: Tong Wai-shing
 
76.
Wolf-Devil Woman 2 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A prince (Fei Meng) wants to marry a commoner, but that's a major no-no in feudal China. When the girl's parents are brutally murdered... (89 mins.)
Director: Ma Peng Sze
 
77.
Meng gui chu long (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(84 mins.)
Director: David Lai
“ aka Possessed ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
78.
Jui gwai chat hung (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
(87 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ aka The Trail

Early hopping vampire film, released just before they took off. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
79.
Attack of the Joyful Goddess (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troupe of traveling performers stop in a small town. However, the general who controls the town has designs on the group's leading actress. They must figure a way to get out of town before the general has his way with her. (92 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Stars two of the Five Venoms. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
80.
Devil Fetus (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman becomes possessed and dies after a monster is released from an antique vase she had purchased. Twelve years later the monster is re-awakened. First he possesses the family's dog, before moving on to the woman's nephew. (84 mins.)
Director: Hung-Chuen Lau
“ aka Devil Fetus ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
81.
Brutal Sorcery (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Ling Pang
 
82.
Gong gui zai (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
While filming in Malacca, a Hong Kong film crew release the Red Dwarf ghost from her tomb. They continue on to Borneo to stay with a local tribe. It is there that the ghost begins to kill them one by one.
Director: Titus Ho
“ aka Red Spell Spells Red ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
83.
Nao mo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
(94 mins.)
Director: Lieh Lo
“ aka Black Magic with Buddha ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
84.
Che wan (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Pao-Lun Lu
 
85.
Di wu ying (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Ling Chang
 
86.
Revenge of the Drunken Master (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Accidentally discovering the operations of the Blood Ninja gangsters, a mischievous young man masters... (81 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Ho
 
87.
Ren xia gui (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Inspired by the paranormal stories of opera veteran Master Sheng (Ching-Ying Lam), an opera troupe, which includes the daring actor Kuei (Wei Tung)... (93 mins.)
Director: Yuet Sang Chin
“ aka Hocus Pocus ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
88.
Yan gui fa kuang (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: David Lai
“ aka Possessed II ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
89.
The Nine Demons (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Stars two of the Five Venoms. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
90.
Devil Fetus 2: The Rape After (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The figure of an evil genius is stolen by a photographer. At night the genius comes to life and rapes his girlfriend while both of them are drunk. (92 mins.)
“ aka The Rape After ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
91.
Shui xu wai zhuan (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Peng Tien
 
92.
Curse of the Wicked Wife (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: King-Fang Wong
 
93.
Kai xin gui (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A group of girls go on a camping trip and take shelter from the rain in an abandoned temple. One of them... (96 mins.)
Director: Clifton Ko
 
94.
Chi gui xian (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Henry S.K. Chow
 
95.
Mr. Vampire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ aka Mr Vampire

The definitive Chinese hopping vampire film, the one that launched a thousand inferior copies. Lam Ching-ying provides the definitive performance as a Taoist priest entrusted with a stack of restless corpses. Combined with two idiotic assistants, trouble can only just be around the corner. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
96.
Dragon Against Vampire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(82 mins.)
Director: Lionel Leung
“ No hopping vampires, in fact you might struggle to work out who is supposed to be the vampire. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
97.
Long fa wei (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A trio of grotesque villains are hell bent on getting the Dragon armour so they can reign supreme in the martial world. Enter Doggy , his grandma and uncle these three nice kung fu wizards tar the only ones who can stop them. (98 mins.)
“ aka Drunken Dragon

Some peculiar magic ceremonies, mixed in with some pretty bizarre kung-fu battles, wacky inventions and possibly the wildest set of villains (I mean, one has a giant candle on his head). When those are combined it results in some of the strangest fights I've seen (a rowboat? on land?). And that is just th first five minutes! ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
98.
Hello Dracula (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(87 mins.)
“ One of the better CVK films. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
99.
Meng gui po ren (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Biu Man Chang
 
100.
Jiang shi jia zu: Jiang shi xian sheng xu ji (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman... (89 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ aka Mr Vampire II

Not only an inferior sequel (although that is partly because the original was so good) but the start of the Cute Vampire Kid (CVK) sub-sub-(sub?)-genre, which is a black mark against it too. ” - Mighty_Emperor