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Zhong gui (1983)

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A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Chu ...
Anthony Fang
Phillip Ko ...
Chau
Maria Jo ...
Irene Chow
Yung Wang ...
(Guest star)
Mi Tien ...
Fang's wife (Guest star)
Kar-Man Wai ...
Mrs. Fong
Hsin Nan Hung
Man-Biu Bak ...
Taoist
Ling-Chi Fu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Chan Ka Kei
Liang Chiang
Jaime Mei Chun Chik ...
(as Mei-Tseng Chik)
Tien-Chu Chin
Wai Lam ...
(as Wei Lin)
Chuen Sing Lee
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A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab. After the driver's wife is raped and killed by teenage hooligans, he pleads with the sorcerer to lift the hex and restore his wife to the land of the living. Otherworldly zombie chaos ensues. Written by Tom Fisher <cheviot@bellatlantic.net>

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29 December 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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Hong Kong horror craziness for fans of the bizarre.
12 August 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A taxi driver is warned that he will experience bad luck, after his path crosses with that of a strange practitioner of black magic. Sure enough, his beautiful young wife soon embarks on an affair with a suave gambler. Shortly after, he is accused of murder when his spouse is raped and killed by two thugs. And if that wasn't enough, the poor bloke is crippled after trying to beat up his dead wife's lover.

Suitably upset, he decides to enlist the help of the strange sorcerer who first foretold his run of ill fortune, and, by using the dark powers of witchcraft, attempts to exact revenge on the man who stole his woman, and the two responsible for her death.

As 80s Hong Kong horror goes, this movie from the Shaw Brothers studio is a fairly typical example: the story is bizarre, there are plenty of moments that defy logic and it is loaded with shonky creatures and OTT gore. Throw in some gritty fight scenes, a brutal rape, and quite a bit of female nudity (including full frontal) from cute Asian women, and the result is an enjoyable slice of Eastern sleaze that never bores, and even sometimes surprises.

This is perhaps the only film where one might witness a man being sodomised with a giant match-stick, a spirit impregnate a putrefying corpse in mid-air, and a finalé in which a multi-tentacled foetus creature erupts bloodily from its 'mother' and attacks guests at a party.


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