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of­fers two scary tales with dif­fer­ent set­tings.

GOOD old scary Hong Kong movies have been sorely lack­ing in the cinema these days. But now, we’ve got a new re­lease sim­ply ti­tled Hong Kong Ghost Sto­ries, which ac­tu­ally prom­ises the re­turn of Hong Kong hor­ror.

Mak­ing this am­bi­tious claim are the movie’s pro­ducer Wong Jing and writer-di­rec­tor Pa­trick Kong, who are out to con­vince view­ers that hor­ror ex­ists where you least ex­pect it. With such an in­con­gru­ous pair­ing, it is only log­i­cal for one to ex­pect the un­ex­pected; the former is fa­mous for his pro­lific cheesy crowd-pleasers while the lat­ter is bet­ter known for his bleak love sto­ries.

Open­ing dur­ing Hal­loween, this timely re­lease is an old school Hong Kong ghost flick

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