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人嚇鬼 (1984)
Hocus Pocus

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 10/20/2008
Summary: Hmmm..........

With the reviews of this film on this database being minimal, i didnt have any expectations of this movie.

What i found was entertaining.IT starts off as people playing pranks on each other, and the pranks involve ghosts. But in reality, there is a mischievous ghost out there but they learn the hard way that this ghost exists!!
The movie in the last 20 minutes has a dramatic turn where it does become a little scary. Mostly this film is a comedy and there are a few laughs here, due to the pranks they play on each other. ITs only the ending that has some action in this film, and the ending is unexpected but i liked it.

Lam Ching ying is not the ghost buster that everyone expects him to play in all his other movies. He is not a taoist with magical powers and good kung fu, but rather someone who has ideas on how to deal with ghosts. So all the human characters have no special abilities, which sets it the final confrontation and you wonder how are they going to pull this off!!

OVerall its worth watching, for the laughs but also for the unexpected ending,

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

Jealous actors of a touring opera frighten and trick the star ofthe show by posing as ghosts. Their innocent prank soon turns to nightmare when the real ghosts show up!

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Tensions erupt in an opera troupe when a ghost starts causing havoc; the members try to exorcise it with a performance. Fairly predictable, unremarkable genre pic.

[Reviewed by Iain Sinclair]