Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Seventh Curse

The Seventh Curse (Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li) Directed by Ngai Choi Lam. Starring Chow Yun Fat. (1986).
Ngai Choi Lam is one of the most underrated directors that everyone should know; I mean he directed one of the most insane prison splatter epics on the planet, Story Of Ricky! That film is possibly one of the most seen Hong Kong shock-a-thons, but that was in 1991 and he used the pseudonym Simon Nam. The Seventh Curse starts out in what looks like an Asian Garth Marenghi or SnuffBox (Those series were most likely influenced by this film). A philanthropist cracks open the wine bottles and the horror stories start flowing. Two adventures looking for fortune and glory invade the treacherous jungles of Thailand and encounter the Worm Tribe and a hot Amazonian girl named Betsy. She is chosen to be sacrificed by a demented chief whose powers of sorcery include hurling evil monster babies at people that materialize out of green light and feast on your living organs. That baby burrows a hole through this dude’s chest Alien style!
Dr. Yuan (Chin Sou-Hou) and Dr. Wisley(Chow-Yun Fat) play the archeologists. Dr. Wiseley is hardly in the film, they should have credited him with a special guest appearance. That doesn’t really matter because Dr. Yuan, the over sized glasses wearing geek is way more entertaining. He falls in love with Betsy (she pops out of the water wearing a wet t-shirt leaving nothing to the imagination), and as a result contracts "The Curse". His whole body becomes a blood bursting pimple and by the seventh pop he will explode! Betsy takes pity on him and in a weird effort to cure him cuts a slice off her breast and feeds him a “Titty McNugget”, this works for one year. It just gets more psychedelic from that point. There's a skeleton with light up bugged out eyes known as the "Old Ancestor" that transforms into a giant Crocodile. The team also end up face to face with a giant purple Buddha that's eyes flood the castle. Highly Recommended!     


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