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Meng gui fo tiao qiang (1988)

Building designer Bill Chang (Bill Tung) and his family move into a seemingly wonderful house after getting a promotion. However, they were not aware of the house's sinister past involving ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu

Writers:

Clifton Ko (story), James Yuen (as Jims Yuen) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Tung ... Bill Chang
Deborah Dik ... Mrs. Chang
Loletta Lee ... Jane
Kai-Nam Ho ... Burly (as Stephen Ho)
Siu-Lung Leung ... Jumping Buddha
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... Ghost Father
Manfred Wong ... Bespectacled Exorcist
Chuen Chan ... Uncle Liang (as Chun Chan)
Fan Wei Yee ... Ho
Cheuk Yan Chan ... Yan-Yan
Paul Lai Paul Lai ... Patrick
Terence Yung Terence Yung ... Billy
Mei-Yee Sze ... Supervisor of Furniture Removal
Simon Yip ... Student Driver
Kwok-Kin Ng Kwok-Kin Ng ... Motorcycle Cop
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Storyline

Building designer Bill Chang (Bill Tung) and his family move into a seemingly wonderful house after getting a promotion. However, they were not aware of the house's sinister past involving its previous owner - an abusive, handicapped actor who torched his home, killing him, his wife and two daughters. After the Chang family settled in, the actor's restless ghost wants to reclaim ownership of the house and the people that inhabit it. Written by Oliver Chu

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 March 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bless This House See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the more scarier comedy/horror films from Hong Kong.
7 October 2013 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

The filmmakers in Hong Kong are known to produce scores of horror and fantasy movies with a comedic twist. This film, however, is what I think one of the more scarier of these movies from that genre.

This story is about Bill Chang who moves to an old, two-story house in the Hong Kong countryside after Bill gets a job promotion. However, they start experiencing the paranormal as an evil ghost plan to take over the family - giving this movie an Amityville Horror-style approach.

The acting is pretty good and the music score is catchy. The plot is compelling and has many scary moments. The filmmakers did a good job executing the ghost parts of the movie, which slowly graduates as the family are living in the house longer, making the movie eerie, frightening, and bone-chilling, which makes you forget at times you are also watching a comedy movie.

The only issues I have with this movie are that I think the scenes with the exorcist are pretty goofy and that the battle scene at the end is a little on the short side. Other than that, it is a well-done and exciting horror film, and does not drag the plot. Go check it out.

Grade B+


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