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Si yiu (1981)

A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel.

Director:

Chih-Hung Kuei

Writers:

Chih-Hung Kuei (screenplay), On Szeto (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ni Tien ... Madame Lan
Jung Wang ... Inspector Chang (as Yung Wang)
Tsui Ling Yu ... Yan-erh
Siu-Kwan Lau ... Lin Pin
Erik Ka-Kei Chan Erik Ka-Kei Chan ... Li Cheng-yuan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lap Ban Chan ... Alley granny
Chok Chow Cheung ... Boss San
Tien-Chu Chin ... Brothel patron
Tat-Wah Cho ... Chief inspector Liu
Ping Fong ... Madam Ma
Ging Man Fung ... Uncle Ching
Biu Gam ... Mustache Nine (as Piao Chin)
Wei-Wei Huang
Sau Kei Lee ... Housecall Doctor
Jenny Liang Jenny Liang ... Li Hung-mei (as Liang Jen-na)
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A necrophiliac killer is murdering the prostitutes at Madame Lan's brothel.

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Taglines:

When Life Ends, The Terror Begins.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corpse Mania See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A carrion of worms and larvae.
21 October 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Corpse Mania" is not as demented as it's reputed to be.I found Kuei Chih-Hung's earlier horror flick "The Killer Snakes" more disturbing and revolting.However there are some gruesome shots of decomposing female corpses eaten by maggots.There are also several intense murder scenes and some atmospheric bits that suggest Mario Bava's influential "Blood and Black Lace".A calm,inconspicuous young man has quite a special taste in women:he likes them dead.The factor of disgust bounces up to new heigths when the director shows us naked corpses of women,covered from head to toe with countless crawling maggots and he has the camera exploring every single body part.There is a necrophiliac killer on the loose wearing a black coat,a black hat,a white scarf and big sunglasses.The killings are gory enough:a stabbing in a car,vicious throat slashing,smashed head and a decapitation.The climax is fairly surprising.8 out of 10.


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