Directed by Lien-Chou Ho and starring Lawrence Ng, Gon-Ha Yick, Hark-On Fung, Mo-Hau Cheung, Tau Chu and Paul Che.
SEXUAL DEVIL: quite a title for a Hong Kong ghost movie, right? However… this film turns out to be one of those productions that has a lurid, tasty title that is attached to a rather anaemic, flavourless story.
Basically, the plot concerns a fashion photographer (Ng) and a ghostly girl, with some magic spell-making scenes added.
Shot on video, this production from Dragon Film Limited begins with some footage of animal cruelty (a lizard is stabbed in the mouth by a holy man) before, very quickly, becoming exceedingly dull.
Video trick effects are used towards the end of the flick, of a white-robed girl spirit whizzing about the trees, but this only reminds you of how cheap ‘n’ TV-ish this film is when compared to bona fide Hong Kong cinema releases, such as A CHINESE GHOST STORY (1987) or even ESPRIT D’AMOUR (1983).
The one novel thing to occur in SEXUAL DEVIL is the silly scene in which an evil man uses lizards as projectiles, hurling ’em onto an attacker!