A Chinese Ghost Story (China, 1987) – Episode 20

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 20 of Monster Madness “Around the World!”

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  • John Xina
    October 20, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    James social credit score has increased.

  • Frankie
    October 20, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Just a quick correction, it’s a movie out of Hong Kong, not China.

  • Alternity28
    October 20, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Jiang Shi! The hopping vampire

    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia players know…

  • Adny
    October 20, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    “Free Nip” heh heh James said free the nip.

  • Graham
    October 20, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    28 Days Later is back up if anyone wants to see it.

  • The Nostalgia Factor
    October 20, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I prefer these “older” films. To me, horror films made before 1992 appeal to me more.

  • The Nostalgia Factor
    October 20, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I know you titled the video “A Chinese Ghost Story,” but I don’t think you ever say the name of the movie throughout your entire review. At :46 secs. into the video, you just start talking about the pre-movie credits and then go straight into the film itself.

  • A. Wong
    October 21, 2021 at 12:06 am

    As this movie was produced in 1987, a full 10 years before Hong Kong was handed over to the PRC by the British, I feel the title ought to be, ‘A Chinese Ghost Story (Hong Kong, 1987)’.

  • Zaskuash
    October 21, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Great review looks fun!

  • LazarheaD
    October 21, 2021 at 3:30 am

    + 20 social credit

  • Jimmy
    October 21, 2021 at 7:28 am

    I saw this because it was listed on my book “1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”. I thought it was funny.

  • Mark
    October 21, 2021 at 10:24 am

    That rap song is brilliant. Looked it up on YouTube, and now it’s in my favorites 🙂

  • Uniformus
    October 22, 2021 at 2:36 am

    “James social credit score has increased”.

    wow people really can’t talk about anything from China like a normal person anymore without the same shitty jokes, huh.

    anyway this movie is a classic. Hong Kong was at the peak of its game in those days

  • Wendell
    October 22, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    fornicating dogs does he mean f*cking b*itches?

  • Baggzey23
    October 23, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    I was not expecting all that crazy shit in a horror movie

  • dustpan
    October 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    China was making a ton of ghost story movies and comedies all the way up until the end of the ’90s. It all ended when China’s government decided to install and enforce the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Matthew Kirshenblatt
    October 28, 2021 at 7:45 am

    A friend of mine likes watching weird films, and I saw this with bad subtitles on Dailymotion. It was so bizarre, but oddly moving, and the Chinese folklore expressed by practical effects, and the wuxia elements were inspired. And that was one bad ass Daoist scholar.

  • Vince
    October 31, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    A classic Hong Kong horror movie. If anyone is interested in some amazing non-comedy HK horror films, I’d highly recommend “Dumplings” and “Dream Home”.

  • Leo S. Luna
    November 3, 2021 at 11:21 am

    This looks stupid crazy. I love how original all the monsters look. Definitely Hong Kong / China has some ancient folklore that not many of us in America knows about. And when I mean America, I mean the continent, I’m from Costa Rica. Even chinese people here are very silent about their culture

  • dism.lee
    March 1, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Back in the ’80s the Hong Kong Entertainment industry was a thing. the Singer of this movie’s soundtrack was Leslie cheung(1956-2003), the main actor and he was basically Justin timbelake of ’80s Hong Kong.

    June 1, 2023 at 2:08 am

    WWWWWW. love u james

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