Chin Yue-seng was born in Guangzhou and grew up in Hong Kong. He joined Peking opera singer Fen Ju-hua’s Spring and Autumn Drama Academy at a young age and started his film career as an actor and martial arts performer in the 1960s. In 1974, he served as action choreographer for the Lo Wei-directed Yellow Faced Tiger and Chinatown Capers. For his work, Chin earned a reputation for designing action sequences that are forceful and direct while maintaining a sense of humor. He also acted in front of the camera, best remembered for his roles in films such as The Lama Avenger (1979), The Buddha Assassinator (1980), Hocus Pocus (1984) and Heroes Shed No Tears (1986).
Chin made his directorial debut with Lion vs Lion (1981, co-directed with Hsu Hsia), followed by the kung fu-horror-comedy Hocus Pocus (1984), in which he also acted, his turn as a mischievous ghost making a lasting impression on moviegoers. With this beloved gem considered by many as a classic of 1980s ghost comedies, Chin went on to direct three other films in the genre.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Spooky Family|
||Crazy Spirit||CHAN Fu Yee|
||Lion Vs Lion||HSU Hsia|