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The Close Encounters of Vampire (1986)

Jiang shi pa pa (original title)
A small town is plagued by a hopping Chinese vampire. A clumsy traveling warrior becomes aware of the vampire's sinister presence however the skeptical locals and their arrogant Taoist ... See full summary »

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Woo-Ping Yuen
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Credited cast:
Tung-Chuan Cheng Tung-Chuan Cheng
Kao-Shan Hsiao Kao-Shan Hsiao
Bo-yan Hui Bo-yan Hui
Chok-wai Lee Chok-wai Lee
Ka-Yan Leung
Kuo-Liang Tseng Kuo-Liang Tseng
Chiu-yi Wang Chiu-yi Wang
Chris Yen ... (as Yan Chi-ching)
Cheung-Yan Yuen
Shen Yuen
Shun-Yee Yuen Shun-Yee Yuen
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A small town is plagued by a hopping Chinese vampire. A clumsy traveling warrior becomes aware of the vampire's sinister presence however the skeptical locals and their arrogant Taoist priest discredit the traveler. Meanwhile, a group of orphaned children, who are taken care of by a loving yet stern middle-aged play actor, befriend the vampires son without realizing his true identity. Written by shrame@hotmail.com

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Vampire movie for the kids.
7 October 2013 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I don't remember much from this movie, as I haven't seen it since I was a little kid. What I do recall is that this movie was probably made to capitalize on the popularity of 1985's Mr. Vampire, which was released the year before.

Like Mr. Vampire, the main villain in this movie is a hopping adult Chinese vampire, ready to make victims by biting their necks and sucking their blood. But, this film is pretty much aimed for kids, as a bunch of child actors take center stage. They learn martial arts and befriend a child vampire, which is portrayed as harmless and friendly. The kids try to help the child vampire find its way home, while dealing with the more menacing adult one.

It's a lot of kiddie slapstick humor, which was something I enjoyed watching when I was a kid. Today, this movie would probably be too childish for me. If you have kids, this one would be a good introduction to Chinese hopping vampires. If you are a hardcore fan of the more conventional and sophisticated Chinese vampire films, stick with the Mr. Vampire series or others in the genre starring martial artist star and "Vampire Buster" Lam Ching-Ying.

Grade B-


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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

23 August 1986 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Goeng si paa paa See more »

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1.85 : 1
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