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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At different parts of the movie wires were used, the production staff had to take care of the wires and not to show them on screen, they would spray wires the same color as the set background. If the wires were show, they would have to take it overseas to fix which was not popular at that time. Although for the scene where actor Siu-Ho Chin performed a back-flip up the door no wires were used. 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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A true classic for all lovers of film
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Mr. Vampire" is bar none one of the most imaginative, entertaining, and creative stories ever committed to film. In this movie, Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), and his two bumbling students, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man (Ricky Hui), deal with the awakened corpse of a man whose body has been buried inauspiciously. The hopping ghost goes on rampage through the town, killing several innocent bystanders. Add to this mix a bumbling cop who, under pressure to apprehend this heinous murderer, decides that one suspect is as good as another and arrests Master Gau. Throw in a ghostly romance and a zombie-on-zombie mêlée and you have one of the East's cinematic masterpieces.

Aside from the truly awe inspiring wire work, gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts displays, Mr. Vampire also gives us characters whose company we truly enjoy. In another refreshing turn, verbal wit plays as much a role in the humor of this movie as the Buster Keatonesque slapstick.

Buy it, rent it, do whatever you have to in order to see this. One viewing will hardly be enough.

One hundred out of ten - quite possibly one of the best of its genre and no doubt one of the best ever.

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