The fourth installment in the "Troublesome Night" series. As in the previous films, the film winds together an anthology of comedic horror tales all loosely linked together. In this one, ... See full summary »
The fourth installment in the "Troublesome Night" series. As in the previous films, the film winds together an anthology of comedic horror tales all loosely linked together. In this one, all the stories involve tourists from Hong Kong visiting the Philippines on holiday. Written by
The fourth entry in the neverending "Troublesome Night" series finds the usual cast in the same series of Twilight Zone-style episodes. This film follows a bunch of Hong Kong tourists visiting the Philippines. As always, the stories vary in tone and style, ranging from sentimental to silly to quite dark...The first story is a fantasy/romance and stars Timmy Hung (Sammo's son) as a shy courier whose job is to transport a Filipina girl's ashes to her native country. He is met at the airport by Rocky, a Filipino who speaks Chinese, who asks Alan to stay a little longer to help the girl's spirit meet her lover. The second story stars Pauline Suen and Louis Koo as a seemingly happy couple on vacation. Suen soon becomes suspicious that her husband has been to the Philippines before and cheated on her. He definitely has a wandering eye, but has he actually cheated? This is probably the best of the three stories, if only for the chilling ending with the fortune-teller. The third story is typical slapstick horror-comedy with three horny HK guys (named Leonardo, diCaprio and Driver) trying to "get some" with Filipina hookers. Of course, they end up in a brothel full of zombies that has something to do with a volcano and Simon Loui has a funny scene where he is chased naked around a hotel by a ghost....Although there is a little too much emphasis on showing off the physical assets of the Filipina cast members, and the moralizing at the end seems VERY out of place, all three stories are a fun diversion, and one of the better entries in the Troublesome Night series.
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