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      The First 7th Night

      2009 1h 32m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A taxi driver (Gordon Lam) guides a trucker (Julian Cheung) to a remote village that supposedly is haunted. Read More Read Less

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      Anthony Quinn Independent (UK) Rated: 1/5 Oct 28, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Not really a horror movie. Sad indeed and very good acting from all cast! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This low-budget drama is surprisingly decent. Not particularly outstanding, but far better than many HK films in recent years. It was marketed as a horror flick, however, there wasn't many horror moments. Though the plot is a very old-fashioned Chinese ghost tale, Herman Yau (together with the other screenwriter) had used a quite interesting way to tell the story. Also, it was a solo performing showcase of Michelle Ye. She had done a great job in delivering 3 different levels of one single character. However, besides her, all the male characters in the movie looked really really flat. All of them were just side characters to let Michelle show-off. Moreover, Julian's monologue in the ending is laughable, in an unintentional way. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Tau Chut is a ghost story based on ancient Chinese tradition. Traditionally, the dead is supposed to return home on a certain day to see their family for one last time. The Chinese traditional Hades has two agents: One is called Ox-head and the other Horse-face. Their duty is to deliver the dead back to Hades. The movie's main focus is on the Chinese tradition with a murder mystery twist rather than showing horror/gore. This movie is for whoever is interested to know about classic Chinese traditions involving ceremonial burials. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent. Not that good, not very bad. Barring a few minutes, one can hardly categorize this as horror. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the little surprises of the year, Herman Yau's low-budget THE FIRST 7TH NIGHT is an intriguing genre-bender that smoothly blends from character-driven drama and gritty crime drama in the vein of Ringo Lam-style with a supernatural twist. The actors, especially Lam Ka Tung, Julian Cheung and a bravura tour de force performance by TVB actress Michelle Ye, are excellent. It's a shame this movie doesn't receive enough attention and manages only for a limited release in HK cinema. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Good suspense movie with a touch of humanity. I never liked Michelle's acting. But I guess she's improved a bit since her TVB days. 6/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A taxi driver (Gordon Lam) guides a trucker (Julian Cheung) to a remote village that supposedly is haunted.
      Director
      Herman Yau
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Runtime
      1h 32m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital