While on his travels, a young man named Wen Ning (Paul Yu) comes across a mysterious town named Fu Feng. The town’s inhabitants live in perpetual fear of malevolent spirits who – so they say – are attracted to candle and lantern light at night time.
A spate of killings has taken place after dark, too, leaving the town’s residents shaken and in a state of desperation.
Their sense of dread leads them to live in darkness after nightfall, for fear of what might happen should they light a fire.
Determined to break the spell, the fearless Wen Ning purposefully lights a lamp in the dead of night, hoping to confront the evil spirits and fight them off.
But just as the shadowy forces are drawing near, his old acquaintance and brother-in-arms Lan Si Zhui (Zheng Fan Xing) appears on the scene, hoping to lend a hand.
Together, Lan Si Zhui and Wen Ning resolve to fight back against the forces of darkness – and rescue the town from the clutches of evil supernatural forces.
This movie is a spinoff of the series “The Untamed.” The series was based on the popular novel “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation,” which was penned by BL author Mo Xiang Tong Xiu.
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