Return of the Demon (1987)

Genres - Horror  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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This 1987 Hong Kong production combines multiple genres (horror, comedy and martial arts) in a way designed to please the largest cross-section of viewers. Return Of The Demon tells the story of a group of treasure hunters who accidentally unleash a malevolent, soul-stealing ghost who is attempting to reincarnate himself. A series of misadventures follow as the heroes try to contain their foe, including an extended sequence where one of the group becomes possessed by the spirit of a dog and transforms into a werewolf-style creature. Fierce, the leader of the treasure-hunting crew, is played by veteran character actor Shing Fui-On, who is best known to Hong Kong film fans for playing Chow Yun-Fat's main enemy in The Killer. Director Wong Ying started as a screenwriter, contributing to the scripts for the hits Bastard Swordsman and Mr. Vampire before directing Return Of The Demon. This was his final film as a director.