Spiritual Trinity (1991)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2012-11-04
Summary: A fun ghost story with staple Lam Ching-Ying...
The second collaboration (the first being Spooky Family) between Kent Cheng and Pauline Wong as husband and wife dealing with the undead, Spiritual Trinity is an enjoyable ghost story with a quality cast and some good action. Tien Kuei (Kent Cheng) and Mun (Pauline Wong), along with their son Yuen Kao (Gam Sap-Yee) run a general store in China. Unwittingly, a ghost (Bonnie Fu) becomes trapped in their well and then befriends their son, soon after becoming a sort of post-sunset maid for the family. meanwhile, a traveling father and daughter ghost-hunting duo arrives in town having caught a powerful demon. It turns out the father (Lam Ching-Ying) is Tien Kuei’s brother, and a long-festering rivalry starts up again when they extend their stay. Kuei (Kent) and Tien Lung (Lam) were both in love with Mun as young men, and their Taoist master sent her with Kuei, thinking that he would protect her the best. A question of Yuen Kao’s paternity comes up as well, all while the family is trying to protect their ghost from being discovered and captured by Lung. Unfortunately, all hell breaks loose when the captured demon is accidentally let loose in their store.

All the actors in this film are very good, and it raises the level of what might have been a somewhat mediocre, formulaic movie. The comedy works well, along with some quality action pieces and an excellent drunken sword form from Lam Ching-Ying. Pauline Wong and Gigi Lai are both gorgeous and add eye-candy on top of good comedic scenes. Overall, a good ghost genre film that is certainly not a waste of time to check out.

6.5/10
Reviewer Score: 7