Spooky Encounters (Gui da gui) (1980)
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Martial arts/horror/comedy that isn't really scary and only fitfully funny it does have one saving grace though Sammo Hung. The fight scenes are all spectacular I just wish there were more of them as I found the stuff in between not overly compelling.
Though the first reel doesn't have much of a bite and co-star Peter Chan Lung has never been so vexing "Encounter of the Spooky Kind" is notable for being one of the first films to marry horror and martial arts -- effectively -- due in large part to Sammo Hung's work in front of and behind the camera. Watch out (literally) for an unrecognizable Yuen Biao in a brief uncredited cameo as a vampire summoned to do battle with an unsuspecting Sammo. Speaking of staying alert some audiences will justifiably be disgusted by the decapitation of a live rooster during one sequence where Chan leads an occult ceremony.
Ahh yes, the perfect choice to wash away the bad taste of watching a highly atrocious and pointless "horror" movie. Sammo hits gold by combining the supernatural, comedy and martial arts, setting the standard for other similar films to come. Delivering to the movie world one of the best concepts in decades: the jumping vampire/living dead zombie. Some of the comedy is, like other Sammo flicks, sometimes a bit of a hit and miss. It comes with the package, but if you don't mind that you will be pleased with great fight sequences and all sort of wacky and creative scenes and characters. Loved the final sequence, hit that bitch Sammo!
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