Shaw Brothers kung fu meets 80s slasher horror, starring kung fu legends like Chen Kuan Tai, Lo Lieh and Lo Meng
When an unbalanced craftsman decides to get revenge on two Kung Fu masters by creating special lanterns constructed from the human skin of their dead relatives, all hell breaks loose in this gruesome tale of bloody retribution.
Taking its inspiration from movies like Psycho and real cases like Ed Gein, HUMAN LANTERNS is clearly not for the faint-hearted with its over the top gore and sadistic qualities but this slice of darker than dark fantasy still manages to be both wonderfully horrible and impressively entertaining.
Director: Sun Chung
Cast: Lau Wing, Chen Kuan Tai, Lo Lieh, Tanny Tien Ni, Lo Meng
Genre: Kung fu horror
Language: Cantonese (with English subtitles)
Country: Hong Kong
Region: A and B
- Audio commentary by Kenneth Brorsson and Phil Gillon of the Podcast On Fire Network
- Interview with Susan Shaw by Fred Ambroisine