This film stars Donnie Yen, Pauline Yeung, Ben Lam, Chui Hei-Man, Kathy Chow, Ken Lo and Sibelle Hu, is directed by Lu Chin-Ku, with action choreography by Tsui Fat. It is a Cheung Yau Martial Arts Direction Company/Chung Ngai Movie Production.
In modern day Hong Kong, a teacher’s female student guests are all murdered by an evil Cambodian being called the Moon Monster (Lo), who is a long-haired dude similar to Dick Wei’s character in Return of the Demon (1987). The teacher, played by Donnie Yen, is suspected of the murders at first, until the Moon Monster assaults a policeman’s wife and receives several bullets in the torso before being electrocuted. After pulling out the guts of a mortuary attendant, the undead Monster returns to Cambodia, followed by Yen, his brother, a policeman and his wife…
This diverting movie mixes supernatural shenanigans with gun action and some good fisticuffs from Yen, who was at the start of his career here, long before starring in IP MAN and JOHN WICK 4.
A Cambodian princess (Yeung) of the High Wind Tribe is introduced halfway into the film. She is able to fly and helps the protagonists with her magical sword that can fire yellow lightning!
In the fun climax, machine gun action mingles with magical mayhem, as the Monster suffers from a bad case of facial blisters when the sword is driven into the top of his head.
Okay, so the film doesn’t have that extra something to allow it to live up to the promise of the title, but it’s worth a watch.