Out of the Dark (1995 film)

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Out of the Dark
Film poster
MandarinHuí Hún Yè
CantoneseWui4 Wan4 Je6
Directed byJeffrey Lau
Produced byMona Fong
Written byJeffrey Lau
StarringStephen Chow
Karen Mok
Bryan Leung
Wong Yat-fei
Lee Lik-chi
Carol Tam
Ben Wong
Music byWu Wai-lap
CinematographyWong Chi-wai (H.K.S.C)
Edited byKai Kit-wai
Distributed byCosmopolitan Film Productions
Release date
  • 30 June 1995 (1995-06-30) (Taiwan)
  • 6 July 1995 (1995-07-06) (Hong Kong)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$16,281,325

Out of the Dark (回魂夜; literal translation: "Night of Returning Soul") is a 1995 Hong Kong comedy horror film directed by Jeffrey Lau, starring Stephen Chow and Karen Mok.


Out of the Dark has earned a reputation as Stephen Chow's darkest film yet, adding brutal violence, gore, blood, and a wealth of black humour, including Chow's signature nonsense jokes.

The film is directed by Hong Kong director Jeffrey Lau. Chow plays Leo, a mental patient/ghostbuster who is a parody of the character Léon from the 1994 French film, The Professional, who talks to his plant for assistance, and co-starring Karen Mok as Kwan, a curious young girl who gets caught up with all the spooky situations. The pair are then joined by a brigade of quirky security guards in an attempt to get rid of the evil lurking in a supposedly haunted apartment building situated in Hong Kong.


  • Stephen Chow as Leo
  • Karen Mok as Kwan
  • Bryan Leung as Mr. Wu
  • Wong Yat-fei as Tit-dam, Security Guard
  • Lee Lik-chi as a Security Guard
  • Ben Wong as Keung
  • Lee Kin-yan as Fat Cat
  • Lam Suet as Eatery assistant
  • Carol Tam as Mrs. Lee
  • Lo Hung as Captain Lo
  • Bruce Mang as Ming
  • Chow Chi-fai as Mr. Lee
  • Heung Dip as Beard/Chang
  • Hau Woon-ling as Mr. Lee's dead mother
  • Hui Si-man as Mrs. Cheung
  • Wong Kam-tong as Kwan's father
  • Bill Chan Wing-biu
  • Wong Hei-yeung
  • Jackson Ha Chak-san


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  2. ^ "Out of the Dark". hkmdb. Retrieved 14th June 2016
  3. ^ "Out of the Dark". imdb. Retrieved 14th June 2016

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