Yi mei dao ren (1989) Poster

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One creepy creature after the other!
OllieSuave-00728 September 2013
Lam Ching Ying, famous for his "Vampire Buster" roles, stars as the One-Eyebrow Priest in this movie. He discovers that the water supply in his village is infected with bats and must seek the source of the flying creatures. It leads to an old church, where its two practicing priests disappeared years ago. The corpse of one of the priest is recovered and, unfortunately, changes into a vampire.

This film is non-stop fun as Lam Ching Ying and his disciples battle paranormal creatures including ghosts and zombies one after the other. His bag full of magic spells you've come to recognize in Hong Kong vampire movies are seen in this film along with some good Kung-Fu action, dry humor and toe-tapping music. The special effects, especially with the bat sequence, are realistic and well done.

The hopping Chinese vampires are absent in this film, except for the little child vampire, which I think adds a touch of lightheartedness and blends in well with the cast. The main antagonist of the film is a Western Dracula-type vampire, creepy and hair-raising that gives this film full of suspense.

If you are a fan of Hong Kong horror movies in general, definitely give this film a look.

Grade A
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Lawson6 September 2010
Warning: Spoilers
Not an official sequel but stars Lam again, this time with Maria Cordero and Sandra Ng in supporting roles. The two women are hilarious, especially Cordero, who is the Mother Superior of a little church in the countryside. I don't know if the filmmakers intended to spoof Christianity or whether they were just misguided but the nuns have Flying Nun outfits and Cordero keeps going "Hallelujah!" whenever she gets a shock.

The fights are pretty good too. This time the villain is a Western vampire - a former priest of the church, ha - and so he is resistant to Taoist spells and harder to fight. He gets done in finally in kinda a lame-o way but I won't quibble.
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Lam Ching-Ying is as good as ever!
ZakZluzk16 December 2002
Lam Ching-Ying is one of the coolest Hong Kong action actors ever!

But most of you don't seem to realize that. This film has some great action scenes and it's funny too! Go get it!
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