HORROR FROM HONG KONG
October 9 - 13 at the Trylon
For a short time in the 1960s and 1970s, two Hong Kong-based studios, Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest, tried their hands at horror. Blending the bizarre, the grotesque, and the humorous, this pair of films showcase the unique sensibilities of that time and place and are unlike anything you’ve seen.
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(1985, DCP, 96m, Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Ricky Lau w/Ching-Ying Lam, Siu-Ho Chin, Wah Yuen. In this witty and imaginative kung-fu comedy, corpses from a small village cemetery revive and begin sucking the villagers’ blood—forcing a Taoist priest (Lam) and two of his acolytes to fight with hopping vampires who throw their own heads as weapons. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 MON/TUE 7:00
(1976, DCP, 92m, Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Meng-Hua Ho w/Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Terry Liu. A twisted and perverse evil magician takes control of people by lodging giant magical spikes in their heads. There’s worm vomit, spontaneous human combustion, and demon fetuses! Those seeking the cinematically bizarre and disturbing won’t want to miss this one. FRI 9:00 SAT/SUN 7:00