How to Celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival Aug 15th

14 Aug

Out of the Dark (1995)
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Stephen Chow, the King of Asian Comedy, made a horror film and it’s a strange brew to say the least. It has it’s supposedly gory moments and I feel it’s no worse than what people see in Evil Dead 2. This movie becomes self-aware at times, and is worth a look for it’s take on how people in modern day China looks at ghosts.

Leo (Chow) is the main protagonist in this work and he can talk to ghosts. When an apartment building is haunted by more than one previous resident who died of mysterious circumstances, the attempt to cleanse the place can only lead the gang he recruits to self doubt. Toilet humour and strangeness aside, this film is a must for fans of this director’s work.

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