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Seeding of a Ghost (1983)

Zhong gui (original title)
A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab.


(as Chuan Yang)


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Credited cast:
... Anthony Fang (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
... Chau
Maria Jo ... Irene Chow
Jung Wang ... (Guest star) (as Yung Wang)
Mi Tien ... Fang's wife (Guest star)
Kar-Man Wai ... Mrs. Fong
Hsin Nan Hung
Man-Biu Bak ... Taoist
Ling-Chi Fu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Ka-Kei Chan
Liang Chiang
Jaime Mei Chun Chik ... (as Mei-Tseng Chik)
Tien-Chu Chin
Wai Lam ... (as Wei Lin)
Chuen Sing Lee


A Hong Kong taxi driver suffers after being cursed by a sorcerer he accidentally hit with his cab. After the driver's wife is raped and killed by teenage hooligans, he pleads with the sorcerer to lift the hex and restore his wife to the land of the living. Otherworldly zombie chaos ensues. Written by Tom Fisher <cheviot@bellatlantic.net>

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29 December 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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Black Magic 5  »

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Average Hong Kong smut, but with a fantastic finale!
9 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps the extreme cinema of the Far East simply isn't my cup of tea, but I can't possibly be as praising about "Seeding of a Ghost" as most of my fellow reviewers around here. Moreover, if it hadn't been for the excellent last half hour and the downright brilliant end-sequences, I probably would have rated the film negatively. "Seeding of a Ghost" is a difficult film to get into… It's all very hectic at first, with the introduction of numerous characters and the entire plot synopsis as described on the back of the DVD happening in the first 10 minutes already. Oh yes, the least you can say about this Shaw-brothers production is that it's a spirited and outrageous film! An amiable-looking cab driver accidentally runs over a sorcerer and this uncanny figure promptly informs him that very BAD things will happen to him as from that moment. He sure isn't lying, as the cabbie's wife starts an extramarital relationship with a gambler and shortly after she's raped and killed by a duo of thugs. The heartbroken cab driver, after being suspected of the murder by the police, attempts to get back in contact with the sorcerer and develops a plan to wreak havoc upon everyone who was responsible for his wife's death. The whole building up to the supernatural vengeance (which is, according to me, the actual point of the film) is very incoherent and contains too many redundant moments. Considering the available budget, however, it's an adequately made film with a solid director and fairly stylish camera-work. Even though you sometimes haven't got the slightest idea what's going on, you keep watching because it's intriguing and because you inexplicably know that somehow your patient will be rewarded. And, indeed, then comes the sensational finale that instantly causes you to ignore everything that might or might not had bothered you until then. The gambler's pregnant wife literally SPAWNS a grotesque and hideous monster that repulsively butchers a whole bunch of unrelated party guests. It's a non-stop series of splattering blood and guts and it kind of feels like a crossover between John Carpenter's "The Thing" and Peter Jackson's "Braindead". You don't have to be a horror specialist to realize there are far worse films to get compared with! The make-up effects are deliciously nasty and the smutty monster is a very engaging little creation. It's one of the greatest closures to an average film I ever saw and it forced me to rate the wholesome rather positively after all. Recommended especially to cult-hunters and other sick puppies.

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