Encounters of the Spooky Kind
Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of flesh-eating zombies. But, that's just the beginning of his run-ins with the supernatural...
Of the five-or-so Sammo Hung films I have seen, this one is definitely the weakest; however, the star's onscreen persona remains likable enough that 'Spooky Encounters' isn't a waste of time. The first hour is primarily a supernatural comedy/thriller, meaning that the anticipated kung fu action is largely saved for the last 30 minutes. The first section is competently-made with a couple of effects that remind me of the first 'Evil Dead' film (and when Sammo's hand is later possessed, visions of 1987's 'Evil Dead II' are hard to suppress). When the action kicks it in, it is mostly worthwhile (apart from a little too much undercranking); aforementioned partially-possessed Sammo is acrobatic and very entertaining, and the clash between spear…
Watching again with Bey Logan commentary.
For the next ENTER THE FIST.