How Sammo Hung sparked the kung fu horror comedy genre with Encounter of the Spooky Kind

//How Sammo Hung sparked the kung fu horror comedy genre with Encounter of the Spooky Kind

How Sammo Hung sparked the kung fu horror comedy genre with Encounter of the Spooky Kind

Hong Kong cinema is renowned for periodically reinventing itself, and 1980’s Encounter of the Spooky Kind (also known as Spooky Encounter) was another successful attempt to rejuvenate the martial arts genre.Directed, co-choreographed, and co-written by Sammo Hung Kam-bo, who also stars, the movie brought ghosts, magic, and horror effects to the fading kung fu comedy genre, which had itself reinvigorated martial arts films in the late 1970s.The result was a big Christmas hit for Hung and…

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