The Eight Hilarious Gods (1993)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-07-24
Summary: Good stuff plus Ugh !
The opening and closing sequences is a virtual copy of the opening and closing of Chinese Ghost Story. Which means, for me, great stuff !

But this film is spoilt by the incredibly high amount of toilet humour. Think every film Stephen Chow has made added together, then double it. Really hard to sit through.

On the upside, there is a lovely theme. It is a light and subtle flute piece, which is very much incompaticble with much of the content ! And I did enjoy the obvious reference to John Carpenter's terrific THE THING in the penultimate scene.

Also, of the non-toilet humour (there is a little bit), the "two sips of milk" routine is a scream.

This film was partly made in Singapore, which may explain why the support cast is of unknown actors ?

Scintillating dialogue : "Ben never seizes to amaze me".

Again, you've been warned.
Reviewer Score: 4