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Mr. Vampire (1985)
"Geung si sin sang" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy  |  28 September 1985 (Taiwan)
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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Chou Sheng
Ricky Hui ...
Moon Lee ...
Ting-Ting (as Choi-fung Li)
Billy Lau ...
Siu-Fung Wong ...
Jade (as Siu-fung Wong)
The Vampire
Ha Huang ...
Mr. Yam
Anthony Chan ...
Ma Wu ...
Chau Sang Lau ...
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Stupid son
Mo Yuen ...
Wellson Chin ...


A ghost sucks the life-force out of a one of Uncle Nine's student. The other is slowly turned into a vampire. They halt his transformation by filing down his teeth! The female ghost throws her head around like a boomerang to protect herself. Can Mr. Vampire chase away the Succubus and the hopping ghost and save his two students? Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <>

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for vampire violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 September 1985 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Stiff Corpse  »

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Ching-Ying Lam was recommend to the director by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung to play the main role, the director had seen Ching-ying before on The Prodigal Son (1981) which the director had worked on. The director noted in an interview that "He seems cold but actually he is with a good heart" that was why he was suitable for the role. See more »


When the ghost flies through the window to save her love from the vampire, the cable causing her flight is briefly seen. See more »


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The Best Film Ever Made
2 October 2001 | by (Leeds, UK) – See all my reviews

I do not lie.

This movie is perfect on every count. Its funny, clever, action packed, great musical score, thrilling, scary. You name it, its got it.

Everyone should see this movie. Lam Ching Ying is perfect (as usual) so go watch it now!

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