Encounters of the Spooky Kind

Encounters of the Spooky Kind is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts comedy horror film directed by and starring Sammo Hung, who also wrote the film with Huang Ying, and produced by Hung's production company Bo Ho Film Company. Released as Spooky Encounters in the United States and also known as Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, the latter title more blatantly mimicking the title of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Encounters of the Spooky Kind was the progenitor of the jiangshi film genre and one of Hong Kong's first action horror comedies.


The film starts with Bold Cheung having a nightmare about two ghosts, an elder and the young adult, first in a wine jar and then as a human. Cheung narrowly escapes the two ghosts, but they still pursue him.