Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Wow, a ridiculous film by Wong Jing! How surprising! Actually, sarcasm aside, this is actually pretty good, not just for Wong Jing, for but for horror films in general.
Horror films still dont appeal to me, and out of the ones Ive seen, I must admit to liking fewer than about 10. I would say that this is one of them though. In HK, the horror films are usually terribly unscarey and unfunny, but this film does amuse me. But, why oh why was Lau Ching Wan cast in a film like this?? He really is wasted, his role isnt nearly enough to show his great acting ability. Athena Chu is terrible in this, but then again she is in most films. Possibly the best performers were Emotion and Simon Loui surprisingly.
Overall, for horror fans this is worth seeing, though you get more of a laugh than scared!
Reviewed by: trenty
Summary: 0 scary effect but very funny.
"Step into the dark" is a very funny ghost movie. Everything in this movie will involve a story and many laughs.
According to Wong Jing's direction in this movie, you won't receive anything else than laughs. The story itself was a revenge advanture with Athena as a ghost. Overall, it's only a plain ghost story and nothing more, no scary moments and no suspense effect.
As to the performances, Lau Ching Wan as a sub-leading role in this movie was wasted, there could have been other actor to replace his role. However, he still acted with his good acting skill. Although Lau Ching Wan's role was not much important but I did rather found that Simon and Emotion's roles were extremely funny. For example, Emotion's part acted as Jack in Titanic was very funny. Athena's role in the movie was well done too with her beyond average acting. Other supporting casts were well acted and supportive throughout the whole movie.
To conclude, this movie is enjoyable with many laughs but don't expect any scary moments. The english title of this movie should have change from "Step into the dark" to "Step into the laughs" rather.