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A horror movie about ghosts, possession, reincarnation. Ah Kan (Chan Chen) encounters sinister turns of fate where he works (a fellow security guard dies by choking on a bone, another is ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Charlie Chin ...
Cheung Ging-Keung
Dorothy Yu Chi-hsia ...
Hua Yueh ...
Geomancer Chiu Dan-Yeung (as Wah Ngor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan ...
Old uncle Han
Fei Lung Chen
Kent Cheng ...
Ka Wai Cheung
Ging Man Fung
Ping-shen Hsu
Sheng-te Shen
Chung Wang ...
(Guest star)
Ching Wong ...
Mr. Hong Kong
Johnston Wong
Eric Yeung ...
(Guest star)


A horror movie about ghosts, possession, reincarnation. Ah Kan (Chan Chen) encounters sinister turns of fate where he works (a fellow security guard dies by choking on a bone, another is strangled by a wet newspaper), and he becomes frightened enough to consult with a Taoist priest. The priest informs him that his workplace had been the site of kidnappings and murders, his house is another source of unnatural influence, and he was born on a day that makes him vulnerable to wandering ghosts. These dark forces also threaten his pregnant wife and unborn child, leading Ah Kan on a harrowing journey into the unknown in order to protect himself and his family. Written by Ørnås

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5 November 1981 (Hong Kong)  »

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Hung bong  »

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Very creepy ghost story.
13 October 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Imp" was made by Hong Kong film-maker Dennis Yu,who also directed nasty "I Spit on Your Grave" rip-off "Flesh and the Bloody Terror"/"Beasts"(1980).The film is extremely creepy and offers some wonderful visuals.There is a distinct air of claustrophobia and impending doom over the entire film.The final scene is extremely disturbing."The Imp" is filled with truly chilling and ominous atmosphere,so fans of atmospheric horror won't be disappointed.There is almost no gore,but the zombies/evil spirits are very creepy.Highly recommended.

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