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H (1989)
Ghost Fever

Reviewed by: ksbutterbox
Date: 06/17/2002
Summary: Great Cast...has it's flaws..

Some of this movie is priceless HK slapstick/horror done really well! Then, the middle section sags and never really gets back to the fun of the first half! However, watch it twice at least..lots of strange shots throughout! Rate this 6/10.

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/04/2001
Summary: So-so, rather muddled

The large cast and episodic jump cuts make this one less smooth than it could have been. Lots of mouths-wide-open type of humour, some of which works, but the rest is a bit forced.

Like most HK part-horror films, there is nothing scary. Every "fright" is so clearly telegraphed as to lack any impact.

On the plus side, there are some lovely women to look at, among a very good cast. I liked the bit where Charlie Cho is pulled into the TV, and plays roles while Nat Chan changes channels. On one channel, Cho (in a white wig, probably alluding to Simon Yuen) is pitted against Jackie Chan in (I'm guessing here) the original Drunken Master.

Overall - enjoyable nonsense, though nothing great.

Further note - in case of confusion, Cherie Chung does not appear in this film. Beautiful porn actress Yue Chi Wai bears more than a passing resemblance to La Cherie, and Yue is made up to look almost like her twin in this film.

Previously published:
Wanders all over the place, and is subject to bewildering changes of viewpoint. Basically, it's about happily married man (Wong Jing) being spurred on by two skirt-chasing colleagues to play around, now that his wife is pregnant. Bad luck his eventual bit on the side (R Kwan, looking suprisingly young and absolutely gorgeous) is a ghost, whose entire family was brutally murdered. Kwan plays a good-hearted ghost who is lead astray by her vengeful sister (an actress I've seen in many cheap horror flick, whose name I can't place) into doing dire things to Jing and his family & friends. The exorcism scene, which forms most of the last half, swings wildly between scary, funny and gory, but is the best part.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

A one-night stand with a mysterious woman proves deadly when thedisloyal husband discovers that she is a ghost!

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]