Up until twenty
years ago, the Shih clan was the wealthiest family in the area. That all
changed after a group of bandits broke into their home, robbed them, killed
13 people and dumped the bodies in a well. Only the mother and a son survived.
The family was struck with bad luck, one inexplicable tragedy after another.
Seemingly, because the bodies had been unceremoniously discarded, the
clan is now cursed by the spirit of the' Dragon King.' The son has since
married and is the father of two daughters. The family is beginning to
grow again as cousins and other relatives come to live in at the estate.
But the 'Dragon King' curse is stronger than family unity and soon horrible
tragedy begin to claim more victims.
to some sources, this film was actually started by Martial Arts director
Fung Wong but a severe illness (which turned out to be fatal) forced him
to stop the production. Kuei Chih-Hung was tapped to complete the movie.
Judging by the end result, however [despite the rather complicated narrative
progressions] this project unmistakably belongs to Kuei. It is excessively
gory while gleefully fanciful, a signature of filmmaker Kuei who directed
HOUSE OF DOLLS and the S&M opus KILLER
SNAKES. After making 38 films - mostly between 1974-84 - Kuei
Chih-Hung retired in Los Angeles USA where he died at age 61 in October
Kong Film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (78
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
various theatrical trailers.
Recommended For Adult Audiences