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Watch: Take a Short, Spooky Ride Through the World of Classical Chinese Horror

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It’s October, and spooky season is here.

We love a good spook here at RADII. So we were naturally very excited to come upon this short, sweet, but brilliant work of Chinese-style horror by artist Damien Soh and Universal Studios Singapore.

Pagoda of Peril offers a nefarious netherworld nightmare, where the narrator wanders through hell in a dreamlike state. As it goes on, more context unfolds, along with a veritable buffet of classical Chinese ghosts and ghouls (you might recognize some of them from our near-exhaustive list of classical Chinese ghosts and ghouls).

It’s gorgeous. It’s captivating. It’s spooky as sh*t, and we love it. We hope you do too — this one’s definitely worth a second watch.

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Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a Shanghai-based writer, producer, and multimedia artist, and the Associate Editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip-hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school so he could train at the Shaolin Temple, but now just uses it to interview rappers.