Centipede Horror (Hong Kong, 1984)

Centipede-Horror

Centipede Horror – original title: Wu gong zhou – is a 1984 Hong Kong horror film directed by Keith Li (Vampire Kids) from a screenplay by actress Suet Ming Chan (Red Spell Spells Red), who also has a leading role. It stars Hussein Abu Hassan, Chu-kwong Chan, F.C. Chan, Chok Chow Cheung, Szu-ying Chien, Wong Ha-Fei, Li-fen Han.

A crazed evil wizard uses his powers to take revenge on beautiful women by making them vomit up live centipedes, which then proceed to eat their victims…

Reviews:

Centipede Horror isn’t particularly gory or sleazy but it is pretty gross. I mean these are giant ass bugs here. We’re talking over 6 inches long and an inch wide, crawling all over folks. They certainly look nasty to me. We even get a great scene of live centipede vomiting. Seriously, how eager to make a film do you have to be to be willing to put several giant live centipedes in your mouth?!” Toxic Graveyard

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“Above and beyond the screaming myriapod nightmares that crawl unceasingly through this film, it’s none-too-shabby, with a nice little mystery-solving plotline and weird magic going on. Far from the gruesome centipede-fest I’d been expecting, it’s actually a little bland on the grue-front, plus it threw in some surprise gratuitous nudity.” Bill Adcock, Radiation Scarred Reviews

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“While far from the nightmarish vision many would have you believe it is, Centipede Horror is a relatively interesting, occasionally successful, and unarguably weird take on the black magic theme popular in the Hong Kong cinema of the time. It’s a pity Keith Li didn’t direct more than the few films he did, as I quite enjoyed myself with this one. While not recommended for the squeamish or bug-fearing, fans of the genre are encouraged to indulge.” Kevin Pyrtle, WTF-Film

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IMDb | Image thanks: Backyard Asia

 

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Categories: 1980s, Chinese, creature feature, Hong Kong

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