Yuen Chun Hap Yu Wai See Lee
1986 / 83m - Hong Kong
Action, Horror
The Seventh Curse poster


August 20, 2023


A pretty crazy Hong Kong flick, but with Ngai Choi Lam in the director chair, that's not too big of a surprise. He has a knack for wacky genre-benders, and The Seventh Curse didn't disappoint. There are some big names involved in this production, but it's the monsters that are the real draw.

When Doctor Yung is in the Thai jungle looking for some rare ingredients, he comes into contact with a local tribe. They practice magic and when the encounter doesn't go as planned, the tribe curses Yung. He has only a year to live if he can't find an antidote, so he returns to Thailand with his best friend to find a way to get rid of the curse.

There's action, horror, a little comedy, spoofs, and rip-offs, and that's not even half of it. It's not a very consistent or well-structured film, but that's all part of the fun. It's nice to see cameos of Fat and Wong, Maggie Cheung makes a welcome appearance, but all I cared about was the next crazy setup Lam would come up with, and he kept the weirdness going until the very end. Good fun.