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Andrew Lau Wai-keung spins this low-budget horror-comedy set during the one day of the year in the Chinese lunar calendar when the gates of the underworld are opened up and ghosts are given a day's furlough to wander about the world of the living. The film centers around a Taoist master named Lin Chiu (Lam Ching-ying) and his two dimwitted assistants, Wanchai (Ronald Wong Ban) and Charleson (Chin Siu-ho). When his underlings are beguiled by a comely sprite named Li (Carrie Ng) and end up stuck in a China Opera performance strictly for ghosts only, Lin does the only thing he can -- he decapitates the hell police, scattering the ghosts and saving Charleson and Wanchai. In order to corral the dead back up again, Lin is aided by a shady magician named Shek Kin (Lau Shun). Meanwhile, when Shek's assistant (Wong Chi-yeung) shows off his ability for an astral project, Wanchai and Charleson pull a prank on the lad and hide his body. Unfortunately, the kid's body is soon devoured by wild dogs. Rectifying this situation proves to be as ugly as tracking down the ghosts, and involves kissing vampires and eating dog doo among other unappealing solutions.