AKA: The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story
Directed by: Herman Yau
Starring: Anthony Wong (Wong Chi-hang), Danny Lee (Officer Lee), Emily Kwan (Bo)
Country: Hong Kong, Effed Up Hong Kong/Chinese Films
Language: Cantonese (Eng Subs)
Genres: Based on a True Story, Killer, Cops, Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Cannibalism, Torture, Self-Harm, Pissing
Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Eight Immortals Restaurant murders in Macau, China with some urban legends thrown in.
Wong is a compulsive Mahjong gambler with a violent temper and isn’t above cheating at the game or murdering anyone who owes him money or gives him shit. He murders the owner of the restaurant he works at, and takes over running the place. To brighten things up, he adds human meat buns to the menu before the clumsy police get on his trail.
If there’s one thing to be learnt from this notorious ’80s incident, it’s that a restaurant makes the perfect setting for a serial killer who wouldn’t need to explain stray meat lying around or bloodstains.