The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)

AKA: Spooky Encounters / Gui Da Gui

Starring: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Director: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

A man's wife and her lover plot to kill her husband with the help of a dark wizard. The man must then defend his life against these beings while trying to prove he is innocent of murder.

My Take:
I like most of the martial art-horror-comedy hybrid movies I've seen from Hong Kong. This influential flick laid ground work for many future films in the subgenre and it's a good one. If you've never seen this type of movie then start here.
Sammo (who later gained US fame for a television series) puts on a great comedic performance and does some serious stunt work, especially for a larger man.
The movie contains zombie police, possession, wizards, and hopping vampires. Plus the ending must be seen to be believed!

Rating: So Good

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