Spooky Encounters: A Gwailo's Guide to Hong Kong Horror

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Headpress, 2003 - Performing Arts - 191 pages
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Hopping vampires, seductive spirits and giant predatory tongues! Tsui Hark's "A Chinese Ghost Story "in 1987 gave many Western viewers their first taste of supernatural thrills, Oriental style. Yet the film was a comparatively late entry in a well-established genre. From Sammo Hung's "Spooky Encounters "to King Hu's valedictory "Painted Skin," the 1980s Hong Kong ghost film cycle produced a stylish and distinctive body of work that compares with the best of Universal and Hammer.
  

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Contents
4
Ghosts Galore
18
Hopping Corpses 50
34
Blood Curses and Hell Virgins
84
Spiritual Love and Demon Lust
109
Deadful Melodies
136
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Daniel O'Brien is a film critic and journalist, and has written several acclaimed biographies, including "Clint Eastwood" and" Paul Newman," He is also a regular contributor to "Film Review Annual,

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