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A Chinese Ghost Story


  1. "A Chinese Ghost Story" is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung, and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film The Enchanting Shadow. The film was popular in Hong Kong and several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan when released. Most notably it boosted the stardom of Joey Wong, won Leslie Cheung popularity in Japan, and sparked a trend of folklore ghost films in the Hong Kong film industry, including two sequels, an animated film, a television series and a 2011 remake.
  2. "A Chinese Ghost Story", also known as A Chinese Fairy Tale, is a 2011 fantasy-supernatural film directed by Wilson Yip, starring Louis Koo, Liu Yifei, Yu Shaoqun, Kara Hui, Louis Fan, and Wang Danyi Li. The film is adapted from one of the tales in Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, a collection of supernatural stories set in ancient China.


A Chinese Ghost Story is a horror film series.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series (2000)

by Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong

Indeed, New York Times film critic Walter Goodman described ¡987's A Chinese Ghost Story as “98 minutes of bounding and bouncing, flying and flailing, slashing and slaying.” The plot revolves around two travelers who take refuge from a storm in a haunted temple. During the night, they encounter a beautiful, seductive ghost and the aforementioned Tree Devil. The equally imaginative sequel, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

Luke Chan D: Phil Rosen SCR: George Callahan, from characters created by Earl Derr Biggers PHOTOG: Ira Morgan Minor "Chan" mystery-thriller: Asian figurine holds key to diamond smuggling and murder The Chinese Cat: SIDNEY TOLER AND BENSON FONG A Chinese Ghost Story 1987, (Hong Kong), color. 93 mins. W: Leslie Cheung, Wong Tsu Hsien, Wu Ma D: Ching Siu Tung Standard fantasy: Spectre seduces scholar A Chinese Ghost Story II 1990. (Hong Kong), color.

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