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Song at Midnight (1937)
"Ye ban ge sheng" (original title)

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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him.

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Menghe Gu
Ping Hu
Shan Jin
Chau-shui Yee
Wenzhu Zhou
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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him.

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Night on Bald Mountain
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Better than earlier flicks but underrated
23 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this movie is: the Song at the Midnight.

This horror flick in the early Chinese movie industry made in the pre-revolutionary era China was better than the earlier silent horror flicks made in China in the 1920's, and like its predecessor, it is rather rare.

Like its predecessor, this Chinese horror flicks made a decade later than the silent horror flicks in the 1920's did not do well in the box office because when it was released, there was something much more horrible in real life: China was at War.


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