Mang Gwai Oi Ching Goo Si
2011 / 97m - Hong Kong
Hong Kong Ghost Stories poster


March 02, 2012


A mediocre Hong Kong horror flick, but that's not too surprising if you look at the people involved. Jing Wong isn't the most obvious choice for directing a horror film, but he is the one to jump on whatever hype he thinks can make him an extra buck. Hence, the birth of this 2-part anthology.

Wong's film is about a temp teacher filling in for a teacher who died in a terrible accident. It's a rowdy group of kids she's assigned to, and she begins to suspect they had something to do with the accident. The second film is about a group of tourists who are murdered and return as ghosts to haunt their killer.

Wong's part tries to mimic the Japanese horror stories, while Kong's short is more in line with the late 90s Hong Kong stuff. Both aren't very effective and even though there are a handful of moody scenes, it never gets really tense or frightening. It's not terrible filler, but it's best to lower your expectations.