Hong Kong Digital is a recurring series of movie reviews by John Charles -- a film reviewer for Video Watchdog magazine and the author of The Hong Kong Filmography.
Cinematographer: Paul Yip Pak-ying
Elvis Tsui Kam-kong. Image courtesy Universe.
A follow-up of sorts to The Eternal Evil of Asia, this Category III cheapie is not as amusingly demented but still offers plenty of exploitation elements to hold one's attention. Following a disastrous rescue mission (during which a pregnant woman was shot in the back at such close range that her fetus blasted out and hit him), SDU officer Lam begins seeing sexy psychiatrist Dr. Mary Fu in order to deal with the nightmarish visions he has been experiencing.
Marianne Chan Miu-ying. Image courtesy Universe.
Meanwhile, in a desperate quest for fame, struggling actress May allows herself to become the murderous puppet of an evil sorcerer (Ben Ng, essentially reprising his role from the earlier film) who is able to control her through a weird spider venom potion he introduces into her system. After May gruesomely dispatches a doctor and his nurse, Lam and his assistant, Si-man, are assigned to investigate. Things get hairy when the wizard places a sex curse on Lam, leaving him in a perpetual state of heat and wanting to attack everything female in sight. With information provided by Si-man's spiritually enlightened grandmother, Lam is able to deduce that Mary is next victim on the killer's list. Her rare birth date of February 29th corresponds with that of the sorcerer's late wife, and the necromancer plans on introducing her soul into Mary's body.
Ben Ng Ngai-cheung. Image courtesy Universe.
Along the way we are treated to such sights as death by poisoned fingernails, a rampaging killer cat (which is later stuffed into a microwave with predictably explosive results), flesh-eating zombies pulling victims down into the bowels of Hell, a group of benevolent ghost children (who play with a red ball, shown bouncing down a staircase a la Mario Bava's Kill, Baby...Kill!), and a decent serving of softcore eroticism.
Cammy Choi Mei-lan. Image courtesy Universe.
Ben Ng and Ivy Leung Si-Man. Image courtesy Universe.