Hong Kong film junk and other nonsense from a N.Y. gwailo
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Spooky, Spooky- 鬼猛腳 (1988)
SPOOKY, SPOOKY (1988)
Would you believe I have never seen SPOOKY, SPOOKY? Well, I don't believe it has any dirty pillows on display so maybe it's not a stretch. But that's not being fair to myself. I'm not a total perv. I of course watch more than CAT III films. And this one is in the ever important 'to-watch' stack. Below the CAT III's, of course.
Anyway, SPOOKY, SPOOKY is a HK ghost comedy. The ghost comedy is the kind of high art that I do believe only HK did best. Back in the heyday it was one of their niche markets. And this one was directed by the great Sammo Hung kam-bo! It's true!
Sammo stays behind the camera for this effort but a bit of the old nepotism shines it's lovely face in the form of Ms. Sammo Hung, the WOWZA YOWZA Joyce Godenzi. That's reason enough to run this one down.
The rest of the cast is rounded out by old reliables, Alfred cheung kin-ting, Wu Ma, Chung Faat, Mars, Corey Yuen Kwai, Pauline Wong Yuk-wan, Richard Ng Yiu-hon, Billy Lau Nam-kwong, and Yuen Wah, who also did the action directing. Chin Ka-lok also served as one of the assistant action directors. Sounds sweet!
Hong Kong Cinema is like sex and pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
I have had a love affair with Hong Kong Cinema for over 16 years now. I have accumulated over 2,800 HK films and many other HK film related items throughout those 16 years. With this blog, I am hoping to share my collection with other HK cinema fans. With my writing, I am trying to keep things light,fun,and tongue in cheek in hopes that my love affair with HK cinema continues and remains as fresh as the days I first fell in love with it. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!