The Bedevilled – original title: Xin mo – is a 1974 Hong Kong horror feature film written and directed by Lo Wei for Golden Harvest. The film stars O Chun Hung, Reiko Ike, James Tien, Wong Lan and Dean Shek.
In a small town, the only son of the local dominant family is found dead, naked in the bed of wine shop proprietress Cheng Niang. The young man’s father, Lin Chi-Hsing, insists it is a murder committed by Cheng Niang’s husband Tseng Chai-Chu, who claims he is innocent.
Soon after Cheng Niang mysteriously disappears, Old Lin successfully bribes the Magistrate Tang to sentence Tseng to death for the crime. In her disappearance Cheng Niang quickly learns about her husband’s death and hangs herself. The magistrate Tang thereafter is riddled with guilt and begins seeing the ghosts of Tseng and Cheng Niang every night…
The film was released in Hong Kong 1st January 1975.