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夜半無人屍語時 (1998)
Step Into the Dark

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 09/06/2002
Summary: Good

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 don’t appeal to me, and out of the ones I’ve 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 isn’t 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: Sydneyguy
Date: 08/17/2001
Summary: Okish

This is a average ghost story with a few laughs!! What makes this watchable is the cast!! They all do their jobs very well which adds to the enjoyment of this movie.

BUT this movie is like every other hk ghost story movie!! Nothing new here!!


Reviewed by: trenty
Date: 08/12/2000
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.