Slasher Films

Halloween in Hong Kong

Staff at Canadian International School in their Halloween costumes (top); a student decked out as a toy soldier (above); Renate Boerner as the Mad Hatter, while her daughter is a pirate (right).

Hail to the headless horsemen, hobgoblins and vampires, all! It's the time of year for witches, and ghouls made of pumpkins which burn bright with manic grins.

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 3:29pm

Jacobean gore-fest in California desert

Jacobean gore-fest in California desert

The Hills Have Eyes

Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer

Director: Wes Craven

The Hills Have Eyes resembles a cross between the backwoods brutality classic Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Deliverance - except the 1977 slasher movie filmed in the Mojave Desert is messier than both.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:23am

FILM (1981)

Escape from New York Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Ernest Borgnine Director: John Carpenter

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Johnny Depp Director: Wes Craven

Wes Craven's introduction to the world of cinema came on the sets of porn movies in the 1960s. Then, in 1972, the man who would become known as 'the master of shock' made his directorial debut with The Last House on the Left.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Halloween is for ghosts, not for fun

Nowadays, many youngsters like to celebrate Halloween. Some theme parks put on Halloween parties. It has become almost as important as Christmas.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Film (1960)

Psycho Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles Director: Alfred Hitchcock

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

What Father Law said at the Halloween party

Father Law Kwok-fai made his remarks while at a church Halloween party (left) in San Po Kong on October 31. After pointing out ghosts and goblins were not terrible compared with 'the real devils', he said: 'If Li Ka-shing is here tonight, he will be scared to death. He should be afraid about the last few years of his life.

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Spooky tricks and treats

Debbie Wong

Halloween Catwalk

During the annual Best Halloween Costume Contest at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, each grade fielded representatives to compete for the grand prize. The students took to the catwalk.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hot Halloween costumes

With that spooky time of the year just around the corner, it's time to let your ideas run wild. If you still can't make up your mind about what funky costume to wear on the big night, here are eight hot costume tips from Young Post.

Fairy Tale

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Hitching a ride

Although Alfred Hitchcock and 'horror' have become virtually synonymous in the cinematic lexicon, there's a lot more to the master of suspense's work than mere thrills, a point that seems to have been lost in translation by Hong Kong's small body of quasi-Hitchcockian features.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets HK fashion

Hong Kong's designer denim label Tough Jeansmith clearly doesn't mind courting controversy. They were the first company to sign Gillian Chung Yan-tung when she returned to show business after her exile over the Edison Chen Koon-hei sex-photos scandal. Now they're launching a new campaign with Juno Mak Chun-lung and the first eerie images have just been released.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

A Simple Act of Violence

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory Orion, HK$114

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Halloween story-telling

Thrill seekers can spice up their Halloween with scary stories read by a visiting writer of fiction for young people.

Britain-based author Adrian Tilley will be in town on Saturday and reading from his new adventure novel The Spider's Web, which is set in Hong Kong.

28 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Film Focus

If you are a horror-sci-fi junky, you've no doubt been taking advantage of Star World's Hallowscream line-up the features the best and worst zombie-slasher-supernatural-mystery films. A diet of one gory movie per night (10.30pm), including Hellraiser and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse: Planet Terror, will have kept you up for most of October. Stay awake, if you can, for the home stretch.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Spooktacular chance to be a reporter

Young Post is looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, we want to hear from you.

If you like Halloween and are thinking of new, fun things to do this year, here's your chance.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am