MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,603 this week

Hex (1980)
"Xie" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 87 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 6 critic

A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1552 titles
created 26 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1143 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 624 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 992 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hex (1980)

Hex (1980) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hex.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ni Tien ...
Chan Sau Ying / Chan Sau Fong
Yung Wang ...
Yeung Chun Yu
Szu-Chia Chen ...
Leung Kei Wah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lap Ban Chan
Yung Chan
Hsi Chang
Chok Chow Cheung
Kwok Choi Hon
Yat Fan Lau
Kim Chung Lee
Sau Kei Lee
Shang Yun Liang
Lao Shen
Yung Liang Tu
Ching Ho Wang
Edit

Storyline

A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 July 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Xie  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Hex vs. Witchcraft (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Interesting Shaw Bros horror flick - watch it for the last 15 mins.
12 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hex follows an uneasy menage a trois in a traditional Chinese mansion where fear, paranoia, and violence consume everyone unfortunate enough to come near. "Tanny" Tien Ni plays Madam Chan, a woman dying of consumption. Her abusive alcoholic husband, Yeung, played by Wang Jung divides his time between drinking and abusing her and the help, which shortly consists of just Yi Wah (Chen Szu Chia), a newly-arrived family friend from the country. When murder comes to mind as a way out of this claustrophobic situation, the characters stir up more evil than they can cope with.

I've not seen Diabolique, which this film supposedly borrows heavily from, but I think that Hex owes a lot to the Hammer films of the 60s and 70s. Lonely house, check; interpersonal problems, check; plot twists, check check; little exposition bits done in voice-over, check check check! This film could do with 15-20 minutes being snipped out of it, and it relies on a lot of techniques that now look very hackneyed - the mirror there-but-not-there thing, the soundtrack bumps... Still, one of the final scenes - which it is no spoiler to say is a kind of exorcism - is weird, wonderful, erotic, creepy and very surprising. The penultimate scene is also genuinely quite disturbing. Tanny gives a good performance, as do the other two. For what is a pretty standard horror flick, a consistent message runs through the various twists and character developments: that fear and violence come from within as much as from without, and that vengeance is often too easily taken. Ultimately, no one can claim the moral high ground.

Overall, this is a flawed but interesting horror that saves its imagination for its last 15 minutes. It has been nicely restored by Celestial Pictures for their Shaw Bros rerelease programme.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hex (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?