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FAR EAST FILMS
SPOOKY ENCOUNTERS (1980)

Directed By:
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Starring:
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

Rated R
Genre: Horror/Comedy/Martial Arts Action
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence, Brief partial nudity
Country: China
Subtitled
Also Known As:
Gui da gui
Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind
Encounter of the Spooky Kind (Hong Kong: English title)
Ghost Against Ghost
Gwai ckui gwai (Hong Kong: Cantonese title)
Spooky Encounters
Spooky Encounters aka Encounter of the Spooky Kind (UK) (DVD title)

THE PLOT:

Courageous Cheung is the bravest man in town, except when it comes to ghosts but he won't allow any man to know his fear of ghosts, so when he's challenged to stay in a haunted house over night, he accepts. Unaware that this is a trap and his so-called friend is sleeping with his nag of a wife and plans on using magic to kill him.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

It is monstrously funny with plenty of action and ghosts. I don't really understand the Chinese and the hoping zombies, is that some kind of Chinese legend or what? Plus, there was the normal overdone sound effects which makes a good Kung Fu movie a tad cheesy. So, all and all, 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, and I'm not much for Kung Fu movies. So it's a rarity that I find a good one. The creature effects were near perfect and the Kung Fu is excellent. A well written and executed movie, just wish the DVD was dubbed. I'm not the fastest reader so I prefer dubbed to subtitled movies. 7 STARS.

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ON THE POSTIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ MARITAL ARTS ACTION (Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, alive and undead alike)
+ GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES (The ghosts and zombies are pretty cool.)
+ STORY (Works)
+ CAST (Works.)
+ FUNNY (A very funny movie.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- HOPPING ZOMBIES (Can someone explain the hopping zombies?)
- SOUND EFFECTS (Typical bad sound effects for a Kung Fu movie.)
- NO DUBBED VERSION (VOLTRON was disappointed that there was no dubbed version.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't into Marital arts or zombie movies, then this isn't for you.)

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