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Meng gui ba wang hua (1990)

To cut down on expenses, a Hong Kong police superintendent orders a captain to take a group of S.W.A.T. team rookies to a rigorous training camp, hoping to force them to resign after ... See full summary »

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Joanna Chan ...
San
Mandy Chan ...
Doctor
Charlie Cho ...
Charlie
Tat-Wah Cho ...
Officer Chan
Andy Chi-On Hui ...
Myths
Meg Lam ...
Scimkovaca
Billy Lau ...
Yung
Yuk-Ting Lau ...
May
Ka-Hung Lee ...
Sickness
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
Sister Nine
Yin Szema ...
Yin
Lap-Man Tan ...
Long
Fung Woo ...
Officer Wu
King-Tan Yuen ...
The Ghost
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To cut down on expenses, a Hong Kong police superintendent orders a captain to take a group of S.W.A.T. team rookies to a rigorous training camp, hoping to force them to resign after undergoing grueling training courses. However, events get a mysterious turn when the rookies, on their break, discover an old Chinese Ouija board and decide to try it out. The game backfires when a reckless ghost is unleashed. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Horror

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9 March 1990 (Hong Kong)  »

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Here Comes a Vampire  »

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TV sitcom horror comedy is best left turned off
20 February 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I have not seen the film that this is a sequel to (heck, its not listed in its US DVD version as being a sequel to anything) nor did I see this with completely readable subtitles. In either case I seriously doubt that this would have helped with my "enjoyment" of this film.

The film begins with some events that must be a reference to the earlier film and a link to this film, with some action taking place in a high rise in Hong Kong. The action then shifts to a rather sparse boot camp for cops. Here after a late night game with the Chinese version of a Ouiji board a vampire/ghost is let loose. The spirit the proceeds to possess the cadets and then wander about causing evil mischief.

An odd, and not very good, mix of comedy and horror (or rather comedy with a dash of horror) this movie plays like a bad TV sitcom version of the Police Academy films with a blood thirsty vampire thrown in. Its an bad mix that hearkens back to sub-Munsters horror comedy, where the monsters attacks are misunderstood until the end. Its not funny for the most part and makes you wish that they had had the conviction to pick one genre of the other. This isn't a completely awful movie, there are some good moments, but moments are fleeting and this 90 minute film can't survive on three or four moments.

Not worth your time unless you absolutely must see every Chinese horror/comedy ever made.

3 out of 10.


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