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Release Date:
28 September 1985 (Taiwan) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A satisfying movie of comedy-horror genre .. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Master Gau

Siu-Ho Chin ... Chou Sheng
Ricky Hui ... Man Choi
Moon Lee ... Ting-Ting (as Choi-fung Li)
Billy Lau ... Wai
Siu Fong Wong ... Jade (as Siu-fung Wong)

Wah Yuen ... The Vampire
Ha Huang ... Mr. Yam
Anthony Chan ... Taoist Priest
Ma Wu ... Rice Seller
Chau Sang Lau ... Timekeeper
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Villager

Kai Man Tin ... Stupid son
Mo Yuen ... Policeman
Wellson Chin ... Policeman
Yung-chiang Peng ... Policeman
Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Hopping Corpse
Ming-Wai Chan ... Hopping Corpse

Directed by
Ricky Lau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ricky Lau 
Cheuk-Hon Szeto 
Barry Wong 
Ying Wong  story

Produced by
Mun-kai Ko .... producer
 
Original Music by
Melody Bank 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Ngor 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Sai Kan Lam 
 
Special Effects by
Wai-kok Dun .... special effects
Chan Chap Hung .... special effects
 
Stunts
Yung-chiang Peng .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi-Man Chan .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
 
Music Department
Alastair Monteith-Hodge .... composer: theme music
Anders Nelsson .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Zhenying Ling .... martial arts director
Danny Ko Moon Wing .... script supervisor
Suk-Fun Yeung .... script supervisor
Ha Yuan .... martial arts director
Wah Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Geung si sin sang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Taoist of Spiritual Illusions" - Japan (English title) (informal literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for vampire violence and some sexuality
Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | South Korea:12 (DVD rating) (2004) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1987) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the ghost flies through the window to save her love from the vampire, the cable causing her flight is briefly seen.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chow lok yuen (2003)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A satisfying movie of comedy-horror genre .., 6 June 2006
Author: GreyHawkXY from Turkey

This movie has found its way into my collection, purely by accident, and stayed there for quite a long while till I finally found the chance to watch it .. The plot should be evident by now: the movie is basically about a 'master' specialized in dealing everything super natural and his two 'apprentices', tying to get rid of a powerful vampire .. There is also a nice sub-plot as a bonus, featuring a female ghost seducing its victims .. The movie is satisfying from the first moment till the last, never dragging too much in a certain scene, letting you watch the whole experience in awe .. The master is powerful and knowledgeable, the apprentices seem dumb nevertheless efficient in their work (with minor 'clumsiness/laziness' factor causing most of the accidents filling the whole movie) .. The support characters do their job well adding to the richness - they are mostly stereotypes but good ones at that .. The jokes were amusing and imaginative although most of them are slap-stick .. I can't comment on the fight scenes in particular (never been a fan but never been a hater) but I found them mostly intense with clever choreography .. The visual effects were not great but never failed to satisfy the viewer .. As a summary, I found this movie in the same league with A Chinese Ghost Story series, and to be honest enjoyed it more than that trilogy .. Also enjoyed it more than any of the Jackie Chan movies :) ..

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