Sammo Hung (right) and Huang Ha in a still from Encounter of the Spooky Kind (1980). The success of the film, which Hung directed and co-wrote, made him a player in Hong Kong cinema.

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

  • Actor who had trained with Jackie Chan cemented his rise up the career ladder of Hong Kong film with 1980 hit that launched a new genre of martial arts film
  • Directed and co-written by Hung, the story of a braggart who ends up pitted against magically reanimated corpses in a haunted house was grounded in Chinese myth
Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Sammo Hung (right) and Huang Ha in a still from Encounter of the Spooky Kind (1980). The success of the film, which Hung directed and co-wrote, made him a player in Hong Kong cinema.
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