Erotic Nightmare (1999)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2000-04-04
Summary: Sex and black magic make a fun 90 minutes.
[1999 was a good year.] Anthony Wong plays a wealthy business man who has trouble with nocturnal emissions brought on by highly charged sexual dreams. These dreams are affecting his daily routines in both
personal and professional matters. One day, he meets a modern-day monk with magical powers. The monk uses his mystical powers to influence Wong's dreams, sending him a sexy girl, newcomer Kei Heung, to satisfy his fantasies.

Erotic Nightmare is a film that has a structure like the great Alfred Hicthcock's Pyscho. The first part of the film revolves around the Anthony Wong character as he spirals down into madness and murder under the magic man's influence. Half way through the film, the focus shifts from Wongs character to the revenge of Wong's long lost brother and the liberation of the evil monk's wife. The wife is played by rising new HK star, Pinky Cheung. She gives her best performance yet as the long suffering victim of spousal abuse who, ultimately, is liberated and has her own devastating revenge.

The dream sequences of the first half are very erotic, revolving around young women in school uniforms doing jumping jacks and bending over to touch their toes. The eroticism turns nightmarish quickly and the gruesomeness of the second half of the film is sure to offend some Western viewers.

Français: Les ordres rêveurs de la première moitié sont très érotiques, tournant autour de jeunes femmes dans des uniformes d'école faisant les pantins et se pliant plus de pour toucher leurs orteils. L'eroticism tourne cauchemardesque rapidement et l'horreur de la deuxième moitié du film est sûre d'offenser quelques téléspectateurs occidentaux.

Español: Las secuencias ideales de la primera mitad son muy eróticas, girando alrededor de mujeres jóvenes en los uniformes de la escuela que hacen gatos que saltan y que se doblan encima para tocar sus dedos del pie. El eroticism da vuelta al nightmarish rápidamente y el horror de la segunda mitad de la película es seguro ofender a algunos espectadores occidentales.

copyright 2000 j.crawford

Reviewer Score: 8