According to IMDb, the shooting locations were in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I was wondering when I watched the opening scene. There were stilt houses (=rumah panggung) and lots of coconut trees. The black magician and his client were dressed like people here. His hair was covered with what looked like a blangkon from a far (but in close ups it was not) and he wore sarong. I think if these two characters were dubbed in bahasa Indonesia (or Malay), none would have believed they were watching a movie produced by Shaw Brothers.
|From this distance, the man looks like a Javanese|
|In close-up: the head cover is not a blangkon|
However, the paper charms used in the next scene were typically Chinese.
The story was not much different from Indonesian horror movies in the same era. Ku Feng played a black magicians who put love spells, death spells, etc. A rich merry widow (Tanny) wanted a man (Ti Lung) who had already had a fiancée (Lily Li). The widow hired the black magician to put a spell on the man. The spell would only be broken if the black magician died.
|Ti Lung and Lily Li. |
She is upset after finding another woman's powder compact in his car
|Tanny and Lo Lieh.|
He is trying to get some strands of her hair and its root
|Tanny sees a big portrait of Lily Li in Ti Lung's house.|
Would you really give this your boyfriend? "Put this on your wall."
|Ti Lung parks his car near a little book store named|
'Kedai Buku Dunia' or 'Universal Book Store'