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We spent nearly as much time talking about Chinese Ghost Story as we did watching it. This movie has (very nearly) everything—a beautiful, tragic love interest; a flame-throwing monk; a hapless tax-collector hero; a breathtaking pavilion in the middle of a lake; stop-motion zombies; and a climactic battle in hell. What it doesn’t have is a consistent tone or a linear plot—but maybe those things are overrated?
As always, we’ll start with our conclusions, and hide the full transcript after the jump. Prepare for spoilers galore.
cathschaffstump 11:01 PM In part, even though these films have some “quality” issues, they are a lot of fun.
cathschaffstump 11:01 PM And the cheese is part of the feature.
cathschaffstump 11:01 PM And there are moments when they transcend and put us somewhere unique.
chris 11:02 PM cheese goes well with horror. Hello, Vincent Price
cathschaffstump 11:02 PM On the whole, I’m gonna say that I would recommend this to others if I know they would like it, or well, if they are well prepared.
chialynn 11:03 PM Yes, this is one I’d enjoy watching again with other people who would enjoy watching it.
chialynn 11:03 PM Or people I could count on to be entertainingly and/or charmingly baffled by it.
cathschaffstump 11:03 PM Yeah. It would be no fun if the people you were watching it with thought it was weird or stupid.
george_galuschak 11:03 PM this is as much screwball comedy as horror
george_galuschak 11:03 PM it’s really a very upbeat movie
george_galuschak 11:04 PM optimistic
chris 11:04 PM yeah that’s why earlier I said this may not even qualify as horror
cathschaffstump 11:04 PM But the tongue! That’s kind of scary.
chris 11:04 PM other than the tongues and claymation zombies
cathschaffstump 11:04 PM The zombies are pure camp.
george_galuschak 11:04 PM they were great
cathschaffstump 11:04 PM I will admit I am not too worried about having any bad dreams about this one.