THE SEVENTH CURSE
(aka: Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li)
dir. Ngai Choi Lam, 1986
78 min, Hong Kong
For Dr. Yuan adventure has become a way of life - though not one he asked for. On a routine mission to pick up some of the herb that cures AIDS the good doctor stumbles across a tribe deep in the countryside of Thailand. Unfortunately for them, the evil priest of this "Worm Tribe" is in the middle of resurrecting Old Ancestor with a ghastly human sacrifice! Furious that his ritual as been interrupted the priest puts a blood curse on Dr. Yuan and he narrowly escapes with his life.
Now a year later he must travel back to Thailand with his pipe-smoking professor friend (Chow-Yun Fat in the 'Wisely' role - something of Hong Kong's Indiana Jones) must travel back to reverse the curse before his seventh vein bursts in his heart and kills him. To do this they must use an artifact called Buddha's Eye. Along the way (with intrepid reporter Maggie at their side) they'll fight monks, walking skeletons, monsters, rolling boulders, and the film's true star - a small ghost that flies into people and then makes them explode.
A smash hit from a recent FIST CHURCH screening (every other Sunday at 3PM) that had the audience stumbling around in the dark, using their phones as flashlights, trying to find their jaws on the floor. From the director of THE STORY OF RICKY this film truly has it all. Though very much a CATIII Indian Jones film it owes a debt of gratitude to a bouquet of other influences including 1979's ALIEN. If you've never been to FIST CHURCH this is the type of high quality mystery entertainment you've been missing.
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