Spooky Encounters

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Spooky Encounters ★★ ½ Encounters of the Spooky Kind 1980

Writer/director/star Samo Hung is Cheung, a simpleminded braggart who takes a bet to spend one night in a haunted temple. But it's a set-up. His unfaithful wife's lover hires an evil sorcerer to raise the dead. The film covers practically the entire palette of Chinese horror, including hopping vampires and flesh-eating zombies, along with flying undead and plenty of black magic. Samo pulls the film off easily, using his trademark humor to soften the horrific edge. 94m/C DVD . HK Sammo Hung, Chung Fat; D: Sammo Hung; W: Sammo Hung.