The ancient Chinese had always liked the color of "Red" very much as it a representation of good luck. However at the same time, it also represents : Anger, Hate, Revenge and Blood!
Typically by traditions, Chinese are always very frightened and would tremble when it comes to a ghost in red especially further more during the night. Sometimes, Chinese taxi drivers get very confused when they see a female in Red flagging for a ride. They are confused as they do not know if what they saw is a human or is it a ghost.
Among the so many types of ghosts, the ghost in red is the most powerful and ferocious ghost among the Chinese community. They are among one of those very difficult to handle / exorcist type of ghosts.
As compare to other types of Chinese ghosts, there are still a higher chance of escape and survival or to even exorcist the ghost as compared to a ghost in red. Should one encounter a ghost in red, the chances of surviving is simply too slim. It is as good as impossible to be alive.
Even should the ghost in red you encounter is not taking any revenge on you, and that it is just asking for some favor or request from you, you still need to worry and think very hard.
The reason to it is simple. If you lied, this ghost in red will return to haunt you. If you promise this ghost anything and failed to deliver, the ghost will also come back to punish you. You will have to be very careful with your words to this ghost.
A Ghost in red is among one of the most powerful and ferocious type of ghosts ! They are full of anger and hate ! They seek revenge ! They are out for the blood/life of their targeted victim ! They will not be appeased or even rest in peace till vengeance has already been fully, satisfactory taken !
How to become this "Ghost in Red" ?
During the olden days, it is in the common case that these ghosts are the victims who has been raped or who has too much anger, hate and vengeance with a person but was unable to seek as a human. It can also be those nobles and Royals from a kingdom that has been destroyed by the enemies and these people want revenge on their enemies as a form of ghost.
In the past, the deceased will find the most remote location at the darkest hour, dressed in red clothes (AS RED AS POSSIBLE) and then finally commit suicide in a most horrible and gruesome death to their best means.
After they had died, they will be automatically be transformed into this super powerful and ferocious ghost in red!