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The wizard's curse is a monster created by a magician from the brains of two dead criminals and it turns on its creator and kills him. Like the evil villain in the Bride with White Hair it ... See full summary »

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Cheung-Yan Yuen

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching-Ying Lam ... Taoist Lin
Ellen Chan Ellen Chan ... Dr. Lin
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Cheung Kwok Keung
Man Wah Tsui Man Wah Tsui ... Ying Demon
Billy Chow ... Yang Demon
Fung Woo ... Iron Spirit Tong
Charlie Cho ... Dr. Julian Zhu
Mimi Chu ... Dr. Lin's Mother
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Taoist Priest
Jianguo Qiu Jianguo Qiu ... Thai Priest
Mark Houghton Mark Houghton ... Police Superintendent
Kuo Hua Chang ... Thai Police Officer
Chi-Hung Ling Chi-Hung Ling ... CID Fatty (as Chih Hung Ling)
Chi Wah Ling Chi Wah Ling ... CID
Kwok-Kin Ng Kwok-Kin Ng ... Cop
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The wizard's curse is a monster created by a magician from the brains of two dead criminals and it turns on its creator and kills him. Like the evil villain in the Bride with White Hair it is a bisexual being with the male and female parts appearing alternately. It thrives on killing and eating the brains of its victims and it seeks immortality by eating the brain of the taoist priest's virgin daughter. Copying the Terminator and Terminator 2 movies this creature is invincible and in a scene copied from these movies attacks a police station looking for its female victim. Written by rumsung

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 June 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wizard's Curse See more »

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Production Co:

Win's Film Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Madcap Hong Kong comedy horror
8 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

WIZARD'S CURSE is one of those interminable comedy horror films that were churned out in Hong Kong following on from the success of MR. VAMPIRE and its ilk in the 1980s. All of these films were low budget by modern standards, and inevitably starred the 'One Eyebrow Priest' himself, Lam Ching-Ying, as a Taoist vampire-fighting priest pitted against the forces of evil.

This film is no different, albeit it has a contemporary setting to save on the budget. Lam Ching-Ying plays the same kindly character who's completely merciless when battling evil. The storyline involves an evil Thai wizard who creates a monstrosity known as the 'Terrific Vampire': a concoction derived from the bodies of two sorcerers, one male, one female, so that it's indestructible and has two genders. There's a heavy influence of THE TERMINATOR in the way the monster dresses in leathers and wipes out a police station, although of course this film is as unique as you can get and that's just one over the top moment out of many.

And it's magnificent, in its own way. The production is packed full of lowbrow humour and outlandish action sequences. The monster is one of the most memorable I've seen in a film, with a penchant for brain-eating and all kinds of supernatural powers. There's gore on display here, along with frenetic kung fu action and some of those '80s style flashy computer effects that are so much more fun than modern CGI. Billy Chow and Man Wah Tsui excel as the Ying and Yang monsters and popular actor Yuen Cheung-Yan (who has a supporting role as a Taoist priest) directs with skill and professionalism. WIZARD'S CURSE is a thoroughly entertaining movie that's up there with the best of the Hong Kong comedy horror genre.


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