Kung Fu Horror

Horror Fu: 2000 and Beyond

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Well, the good news is that Asian horror is alive and well but the bad news is that the genre is moving further and further away from martial arts. In a way that makes sense because so many parts of the world stereotype all Chinese movies as kung fu movies! I bent the rules a bit early on to include movies such as “Black Magic,” mainly because it features classic kung fu …

Horror Fu: 1990s

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In our third installment on the intersection of kung fu flicks and horror movies we are ready to look at the ’90s. Ahhh…. the ’90s: Vanilla Ice, OJ, Titanic. Dude, the ’90s sucked. Well, they might not have been all bad. Jackie finally broke through as an action star in the US, John Woo brought Hong Kong action to the world and Chuck and Sammo …

Horror Fu: 1980s

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For the fan of martial arts movies, the 1980s offers several great horror films. The decade kicked off with Sammo Hung’s comedy/horror film Spooky Encounters, also called (Close) Encounters of a Spooky Kind. Co-written and directed by Sammo, this film is fairly easy to find on DVD and used copies are usually affordable. Several kung fu …

Horror Fu: 1970s

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October brings most of us a bit of chill in the air and, better yet, a bit of chill to the film and video offerings. As horror dominates film and TV for the next few weeks we will also be lucky enough to have two martial arts films (Tai Chi 0 and Man With The Iron Fists) hit the theaters. At home, though, we can mix our martial arts with horror with all manner of films …