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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo-Bo Fung ...
Jenny
Billy Lau ...
Billy Tung
Norman Chu ...
Chui Wai-Keung
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ...
Madame Chui Wong Ngan
Fat Chung ...
Uncle Fok
Po Tai ...
Billy's Friend
Bill Tung ...
Master Wong
Si-dai Lau ...
Friendly Ghost
Wing-Cho Yip ...
Director
Kin-Wai Ho ...
Wai
Lap Ban Chan ...
Spirit Medium
Lung Chan ...
Priest Troublesome
Ha Huang ...
Baldy
Chun Kit Lee ...
Card Player
Tau Chu ...
Billy's Friend (as Dou Chu)
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When a woman suspects her actor-husband, Chui Wai-Keung, has been fooling around with actress Jenny, she commits suicide. Afterward, her vengeful ghost appears and haunts Chui and his fellow actors, promising death upon Chui and Jenny. As a result, the actors seek the help of stagehand Uncle Fok, who practices Taoist magic, to vanquish the ghost. However, the ghost's jealousy and hunger for revenge may seem too powerful for any Taoist to capture. Written by Oliver Chu

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Nothing really original, but serviceable movie.
6 November 2013 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a horror-comedy movie from Hong Kong, a story about a woman who committed suicide after thinking her actor-husband has been fooling around with other women. Her ghost then returns to haunt her husband and his fellow actor colleagues.

There is really not much originality in this movie; it is basically a ghost-on-the-loose flick with a plain plot. There is some slapstick humor you've come to expect in many of these horror-comedy films, mixed in with some ghostly but non-scary scenes. Pauline Wang Yu-Huan plays the vengeful ghost and I think she did a good job in the role, very enchanting, yet menacing looking. Probably thrown into the plot for good measure is a gentle ghost played by Si-dai Lau (origins unknown) who does battle with the evil ghost to protect the actors, which I thought was quite neat.

The English title of this film is Miss Magic/Lady Vampire, which I thought did a disservice to the story. "Lady Vampire" made it sounds like a vampire is the star of the movie (no vampires appear in this film) and "Miss Magic" made it sounds like that some sort of magician or witch was in the story. Had that been true, it would have made this movie a little bit more intriguing and made the plot a little more original.

This is an OK movie nonetheless, with plenty of ghost action, but doesn't match the hype and charm of the "Mr. Vampire" films and other 1980s ghost movies like "Vampire Buster" and "Bless this House" from Hong Kong.

Grade C


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