Hong Kong Showgirls (1996)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-03-30
Summary: Awful and dull
How could you possibly miss with such a cast of HK lovelies ? Well, this lot managed it. Much of this film attempts to build up atmosphere, dropping hints all over the place that something spooky is going to happen. Trouble is, nothing ever does. The scariest part os when someone surprises Veronica Yip when she's on the toilet, and that's only some guy waving a horror mask. Ha Ping's character says, shortly after this episode "It's shit. It stinks". A very accurate summary of this film. Avoid at all costs, even if you are a fan of any of the lead actors. You have been warned.

Previously published:
Very Dull ! And not even a proper Cat III. This one would be lucky to make PG. The dullest HK "horror" film I've seen. For the first 50 minutes, NOTHING happens. Many hints of scary things to come, which never eventuate. What story there is concerns a struggling theatre director, who tries to put together a dance review, and holds rehearsals in an unused XXX cinema. His troupe spend lots of time going to and from the toilet, which is where much of the "scary" stuff occurs. Turns out the ghost only wants to be in the show, and that's how it ends. Leading up to this, the actors run around for 20 minutes with their mouths open, trying to look scared. The one and only scare, and a very mild one at that, is when one of the dancers is stuck in the toilet where the paper has been stolen. She asks the (noisy) occupant of the next cubicle for the roll, and screams after seeing a rubber skull look down at her. Running out of the theatre, screaming all the way, she drops thw towel she used to wipe her backside. The makeup lady picks up the towel and says "It's shit. It stinks". In these four words, she accurately describes this film.
Reviewer Score: 1