Fatal Obsession (1994)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Hong Kong filmmaker Raymond Lee directed this peculiar horror entry, which vacillates from surreal ghost story to possession thriller to necrophilic slasher with the seeming randomness of a mid-'80s Lamberto Bava movie. Yvonne Yung stars as Violet, the lead dancer in a traveling avant-garde performance troupe. Overworked and sensitive, Violet begins to suffer from stress-related hallucinations. One night, she is driving around with some friends when she loses control of her car by an abandoned cemetery and wanders off. Later, it is revealed that Violet inadvertently disturbed the spirit of Yumada, an ancient Japanese warlord who had raped her grandmother. Her friends are baffled, but the confused Violet is found and taken to the hospital. After she is discharged, she returns to work, although her director -- this film's obligatory occult believer -- is convinced that she has become possessed. He's right, and it isn't too long until the afflicted dancer is running around in full Japanese military regalia hacking up her friends with a sword. Vincent Wan co-stars with Lily Chung, Elvis Tsui, and Cheung Kwok-keung.