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Step Into the Dark (1998)

Yeh boon mou yan see yue si (original title)
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A doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman, unknowing that she's already dead. Now he must bring her murderers to justice.

Directors:

Kin-Nam Cho, Jing Wong

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast overview:
Ching Wan Lau ... Dr. Care Quan
Athena Chu ... Faith
Simon Lui ... Master Lui Gong
Emotion Cheung ... Leslie
Lan Law ... Faith's Grandmother
Siu-Kei Lee ... Dr. Quan's Assistant
Joyce Chan Joyce Chan ... Nurse Chan
Ping Ha ... May May's Mother
Joe Tak-Chung Ma ... Tinson Kei
Ha Wai Wong Ha Wai Wong ... Thai Medium
Soi Cheang ... Qing (as Pou-Soi Cheang)
Sze Ting Chan Sze Ting Chan ... Faith's Younger Brother (as Si-Ting Chan)
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A doctor falls in love with a mysterious young woman, unknowing that he has stepped in a paranormal world of a sinister past and the loss of innocent lives. He must find the true intentions about the young woman and bring those that did her and her family harm to justice. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Yeh boon mo yan see yue si See more »

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A rather well-made ghost comedy with a romance and dramatic touch.
30 March 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a fairly eerie Hong Kong ghost comedy, where a doctor named Care Quan (Ching Wan Lau) falls in love with a patient of his named Faith (Athena Chu). However, he was not aware that he stepped into a paranormal world and a criminal organization all surrounding Faith.

It's a steady-paced film with some neat supernatural elements mixed in with a crime syndicate that later results in a ghost-takes-revenge plot. The subplot of Care Quan and Faith's relationship was intertwined in the plot fairly well, but tended to drag the pacing somewhat. The humor I thought was forced at times, especially Emotion Cheung's parody of a Hong Kong magnate, but Simon Lui, who plays Master Gong, delivered some humorous dialog. I enjoyed his interaction with the ghosts.

The ghost scenes were entertaining and had some nice creepiness factors, including the scenes where the ghosts chase down the criminals; I just wished there were more ghost vs. bad guys action and that the revenge angle was more elaborate.

Overall, it's a pretty well-made ghost comedy that relies a lot on the eeriness, drama and dialog elements, rather than screwball comedy.

Grade B


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