Film #87: SEEDING OF A GHOST aka ZHONG GUI
Seeding of a Ghost aka Zhong Gui
3 out of 5 stars
Most people know The Shaw Brothers for their chop-socky flicks of the ‘60s/’70s/’80s and for Quentin Tarantino using their logo at the beginning of KILL BILL, but for the longest time, the Shaws did a line of super exploitative Asian horror films like KISS OF DEATH (1973), THE KILLER SNAKES (1975), MIGHTY PEKING MAN (1977), HUMAN LANTERNS (1982), and CORPSE MANIA (1981) among others. These films were super cheesy, really bloody, and TOTALLY wacky. SEEDING OF A GHOST is another one of these. Basically a “black magic revenge film,” the goings on start slowly, but build to a stupendous finale. In fact, the last 7 minutes of the film had me shouting out loud with joy (and laughter). The acting is exactly what you’d expect (with Norman Chu from THE DUEL in a lothario role). The FX are pretty much of the marionette quality. The film is completely not scary, but have some friends over for some beers (or whatnot) and you’ll have a lot of fun watching it.