Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind

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Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Distributed by Golden Harvest Company/Bo Ho Film Company Ltd.
  • Directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
  • Starring: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Fat Chung, Ha Wong, Lung Chan, Suet-Moi Leung and Lam Ching-Ying

Also Known As

  • Encounter of the Spooky Kind
  • Spooky Encounters


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Encounters of the Spooky Kind is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts comedy horror film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film was produced by Hung's production company Bo Ho Film Company. It was released as Spooky Encounters in the US. It is sometimes listed as Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, more blatantly mimicking the title of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). The film was the progenitor of the jiangshi film genre and one of Hong Kong's first kung fu horror comedies. There is one other stand-alone sequel starring Hung and Lam Ching-ying Encounters of the Spooky Kind II (aka Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2) which has no relation to Encounters of the Spooky Kind. The Chinese name for the movie literally translates as ghost fights ghost. (Wikipedia)

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