5.1/10
18
1 user 1 critic

Fung lau yuen gwai (1984)

A woman is raped and murdered during World War 2. Forty years later she returns to haunt her persecutors from the Tao Tao Mansion. A professor and his family move into the house, only to have the spirits take their son.

Directors:

(as Dennis Chiu),

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Liu
Wai Yee Chin
Mei Bo Kwong
Kuan-Chung Ku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Amy Chung
Mei Mei Dang
Yue Fong
Ging Man Fung
Biu Gam
Wai-Hon Ho
Phillip Ko
Yin San Lai
Jun Git Leung
Tieh-Cheng Lin
Edit

Storyline

A woman is raped and murdered during World War 2. Forty years later she returns to haunt her persecutors from the Tao Tao Mansion. A professor and his family move into the house, only to have the spirits take their son.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 August 1984 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Feng liu yuan gui  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too much mahjong!
22 February 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

In order to pay off a massive debt, a gambling addict sells his ancestral home to a young couple, who soon discover that the building is haunted by the vengeful spirits of a murdered family.

I've seen and enjoyed several trashy Shaw Brothers exploitation films in recent weeks (Corpse Mania, House of Bamboo Dolls, Killer Snakes), and judging from Sex Beyond The Grave's wartime prologue, which features both the bloody murder of a man and his young son, and the double rape and subsequent killing of the mother, it looked as though I'd found myself another unmissable deviant treat.

Unfortunately, after this impressively sleazy start, the film moves to the present, where it spends far too long developing its 'unlucky gambler' plot device (I can only take so much mahjong before my eyes start to glaze over), before finally evolving into a fairly entertaining (ie. laughable) Asian clone of Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist, complete with an elderly spiritualist, an attempt to rescue a missing child from 'the other side', a haunted fridge, a possessed puppet, dodgy visual effects, and lots of people being thrown around rooms by unseen forces.

A prolonged routine by an extremely flexible female stripper goes a little way to spice up the dull first half of the film a fraction, and a steamy sex scene in the final act between the gambler and the gorgeous female ghost finally justifies the title, but after the promising first five minutes, I had really hoped this one would be something special. Instead, it gets a distinctly average 5/10.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page