The Seventh Curse is a prime example of Hong Kong film-making at its craziest and most over the top. It's goofy, violent, and fun. Filled with kung fu, evil sorcerers, the undead, gunfights, crazy alien baby monsters, gore, human sacrifice, ass-kicking monks, and Chow Yun Fat. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Need more convincing? Ok. Seventh Curse was directed by the one and only Ngai Kai Lam, who was also responsible for the legendarily gory Story of Ricky. He brings his unique brand of weird to The Seventh Curse. I've lamented that the man hasn't directed anything since 1992 before, and I see no reason to stop now.
Dr. Yuan (Siu-hou Chin) is a kung fu Indiana Jones-type doctor reknowned for his bravery. The police call him to help bomb some bad guys at the beginning of the film, but their plot goes horribly awry when a nosy reporter (Maggie Cheung) knocks out the cop who was supposed to be helping him and sneaks into the scene of the crime. Thus begins one of the many massive brawl and gunfight sequences that will be sure to entertain you; but wait! This is the least crazy thing that will happen.
After blowing things up and ditching the nosy reporter, Dr. Yaun returns home to discover several surprises. He's pretty happy about the random naked woman who snuck into his house, but less happy about the guy who shows up and kicks his ass all over the place, smashing half his furniture in the process. It turns out that this is the guy's way of asking for help. He reveals that Dr. Yaun is going to have a relapse from a "blood curse" in three days.
The movie proceeds to go totally insane shortly thereafter. Evil curses are just the start; just wait until you see the evil sorcerer's pet alien baby fetus—with teeth. And that's not all! He'll also feed people to maggoty insects and make their skin fall off, and crush kids up in his blood paint-making machine! And there will be kung fu and gun fights galore, jeeps will run things over, deadly traps will crushinate and decapitate people, giant tombs will chase people around, and evil fiends will show up straight out of the Alien movies. Except this one can fly. Ever wanted to see someone try to battle a flying Alien with kung fu?
If any of that sounds too gory for you, the movie is really so goofy that it's hard to take any of it seriously. You'll likely be laughing at what's going on instead of being horrified. Just wait until Chow Yun Fat (who only has a small role) shows up with a rocket launcher. Good times.
If you like crazy Hong Kong movies at all and you haven't seen The Seventh Curse, go watch it. It's mindless, stupid, and totally entertaining. I guess even that hack Wong Jing (who wrote the screenplay) does something right now and then.