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Gui meng jiao (1988)

Years ago, a village head in the Hong Kong countryside executed a man for committing adultery by drowning him in the ocean. His mistress, in attempts to flee the village, dies when she ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Cheung ... Wang Hsiao-Ming
Wu Ma ... Lu Hsien
Joyce Godenzi ... Sgt. Pai
Fat Chung ... Chen Ta-Wen / Queency
Anthony Chan ... Chief Inspector Chen
Tina Lau Tina Lau ... Miss Wong
Richard Ng ... East Bay Station Commander
Wah Yuen ... Sgt. Wah
Mars ... Mars
Billy Lau ... Four Eyes
Corey Yuen ... Hen Egg
Pauline Yuk-Wan Wong ... Quicksand Ghost (as Pauline Yu-Huan Wang)
Wing-Cho Yip ... Village Head
Ying-Ying Hui ... Villager
Mo-Lin Yu ... Villager
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Years ago, a village head in the Hong Kong countryside executed a man for committing adultery by drowning him in the ocean. His mistress, in attempts to flee the village, dies when she plummets into a pool of quicksand. Years later, people swimming in the ocean mysteriously vanishes, and their bodies wash ashore days later. A local policeman named Lu Hsien who practices Taoist magic believes a water ghost (presumably the ghost of the adulterer) is responsible for their deaths. Therefore, he joins forces with his colleague, Wang Hsiao-Ming, to rid the countryside of this demon before he can strike again. However, Hsiao-Ming is unaware that the ghost of the mistress, having risen out of her muddy grave, fell in love with him and will see to it that no other person falls for him. Written by Oliver Chu

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 October 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Another strange ghost story from Sammo Hung!
19 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Spooky Spooky (1986) is another weird ghost film from action director/actor Sammo Hung. Hung has made many ghost stories (many of them are classics) but this one is one of his best (and seldom seen outside of Hong Kong). I have to list his movie as one of my favorites of the genre. It has everything you can ask for from a ghost story (and more).

The film is begins hundreds of years ago when a young lover is drowned in the middle of a lake. His spirit has never rested and haunts the locals and pulls a lot of unlucky visitors down to the bottom of the lake. Years later we've come to the present day. The drownings have become more frequent and the locals are scared. One cop (Alfred Cheung) finds the setting idyllic and is at ease until he meets the girl of his dreams, a fellow officer (Joyce Godenzi) who has just transfered to the post. The ghost sitings become more intense with her presence. All hell breaks loose one night when the ghost refuses to leave putting everyone in jeopardy. Seeking refuge from the angry ghost the officers flea to a nearby police station but the ghost follows them. Can Alfred , Joyce ,Ma and the other officers survive the night?

Classic ghost film. The film parodies Hung's earlier films, Evil Dead and The Thing. One scene involves a ghost's hand and poor Richard Ng. All of Sammo's and Jackie Chan's Stunt team appearance in this film. The guest stars include Corey Yuen, Yuen Wah, Richard Ng to name a few. A great survival film as well. If you can find a copy I advise you to grab a copy. You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it!

Strongest recommendation possible.


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