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Phantom of the Theatre (2016)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 29 April 2016 (China)
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A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show - and bring in new victims.

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Wai Man Yip

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Lin ... Meng Si Fan / Kong jin / Kong Lan
Tony Yo-ning Yang ... Gu Wei Bang
Simon Yam ... Gu Ming Shan
Gangshan Jing Gangshan Jing ... Kong Shen (as Jing Gang Shen)
Huan Huang Huan Huang ... Fei Li Si
Jiangguo Lin Jiangguo Lin ... Tang Shi Rao (as Lin Jiang Guo)
Ming Hu ... The Adjutant
Natalie Yao Meng Natalie Yao Meng ... Pan Ru Yu (as Natalie Meng)
Xudong Wu Xudong Wu ... Liu Kang (as Wu Xu Dong)
Patricia Ha Patricia Ha ... Wei Bang's Mother
Zhi Han Zhi Han ... The Butler
Zifeng Zhang ... Kong Lan (young) (as Zi Feng Zhang)
Xiaochuan Li Xiaochuan Li ... Ma Ru Long (as Li Xiao Chuan)
Tian Jiao Luo Tian Jiao Luo ... Xiao Mei
Chang Rui Du Chang Rui Du ... Actress
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A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show - and bring in new victims.

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Bóng Ma Nhà Hát See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,001, 8 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,001, 8 May 2016
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Color (HD)| Color
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Soundtracks

"The Mist
Lyrics by Di Wu
Composed by Yu-peng Chen
Performed by Alin Huang
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Fun, Solid Entertainment
8 May 2016 | by djhregSee all my reviews

Having just relocated to the Columbus, OH area ... with some effort, I identified one theater playing a Chinese movie. Initially, I was the only one in the theater. Five minutes into the movie, one other couple came in. That set the record for my lifetime lowest number of people in the theater. Which was too bad. The movie, "Phantom of the Theater" was pretty good. The Hong Kong director Wan Mai Yip is much more famous for the "Ip Man" action, kung fu, police series. This one, however, was a ghost story set in a fictional Chinese city in the 1930s. The plot involves a handsome young director who decides to shoot a horror movie in a stage theater known to be haunted. The movie would definitely not win any European Avante Guarde Art awards, but it was great entertainment. Handsome leading man, gorgeous leading ladies, good story, super-saturated colors, gorgeous period clothing, jealousy, intrigue.... It was a great evening. :-)

By the way, other than some normal frightening death and ghost horror scenes, this movie is family friendly. No nudity, no profanity. No controversial social issues.


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