director Chuan Yang
Notorious Shaw Brothers’ bananas horror film, Seeding of a Ghost, most certainly has its charms. It’s the wacky story of a cuckolded taxi driver, who is cursed when he accidentally gives a crafty wizard a ride. Long, convoluted story shortened, his wife is raped and murdered and to seek revenge he employs his former evil fare to wreak revenge via black magic.
This includes several levels of reviving the corpse of his wife and eventually “seeding” her. Um, yeah, that is what it seems to suggest.
There are lots of very kooky and pretty awesome traditional FX and some outréness of which to be quite proud. Definitely worth seeing if you like your Hong Kong horror as coo-coo and outrageous as it gets.
I can’t recall when or where I first read about this film, but I think it goes back a couple of decades. I’d never seen it before, but let me tell you, it’s a keeper.