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Film Review: The Trail (1983) by Ronny Yu

Film Review: The Trail (1983) by Ronny Yu

Horror/comedies are notoriously difficult to get right. Too often the focus is on one or the other to the inevitable detriment of the overall feature. A recent re-release on blu ray of “The Trail” provides an opportunity to discover a forgotten contribution to the genre with some interesting names behind the camera.

A pair of Taoist monks are leading a corpse train through early 20th century China. These monks (Kent Cheng and Ricky Hui) though, are fake as are the corpses who are pretending to be dead as they are part of an opium smuggling operation. When local magistrate Miu kills the husband of a singer he was attempting to rape, he tries to cover up his crime by getting them to take the corpse away. As they progress they realise that the corpse is now revived and killing the local farmlife. As they try to

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