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Mr. Vampire (1985)




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This Hong Kong-produced black comedy was originally released as Mr. Vampire, back when a sequel was far from anyone's thoughts. The blood-suckers depicted herein are just as dedicated to "inviting" others to join them in the netherworld as their Transylvanian counterparts. It's just that they honor a different protocol. Instead of fearing crucifixes and stakes, the oriental vampires live in mortal terror of coagulated rice. Oh, and they do indulge in kung-fu warfare from time to time. It's that kind of picture.


Ching-Ying Lam
as Master Gau
Ricky Hui
as Man Choi
Moon Lee
as Ting-Ting
Anthony Chan
as Taoist Priest
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Vampire

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

mixing and matching with wild abandon scenes of knockabout comedy, wire-wrought martial arts, monster horror and wacky dancing.

July 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Jiangshi is a kind of hybrid vampire and zombie, but the film is generally fast and loose with its monsters. Consistency is not a strength of this era of Hong Kong horror, nor does anyone want it to be.

December 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Mr. Vampire is tremendous fun, full of atmosphere, funny and exciting in all the right doses.

August 1, 2020 | Full Review…

"Mr Vampire" is a genre classic, whose amalgam of mainstream elements will satisfy any viewer who wants to have fun.

July 26, 2020 | Full Review…

While Ricky Lau never quite repeated his success in the following sequels it spawned, nevertheless, Mr Vampire offers a weird, crazy, wild, and caper-filled alternative to the genre that's worth checking out.

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Vampire

Not our average vampire movie. The title is a little misleading as well since the main character is not the vampire, and there are ghosts in the movie as well as vampires. Having said that, this is a fun, humorous, and somewhat creepy horror flick. A wonderful combination of action, comedy and horror genres. Plus if you don't know a lot about Asian culture, you get to see how they deal with the supernatural. A good movie, I recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


There are great fight sequences and a great story and acting. The martial-arts scenes are the best parts of the movie, but the horror-comedy sequences are still entertaining about the master has to stop the vampires and demons. Anyone interested in kung-fu movies should check this out for Siu-hou Chin's performance alone. The guy is incredible, and puts on some great fights.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Extemely silly chop-socky fun featuring incompetent monks battling hopping chinese vampires. Yet another film Quentin Tarantino "borrowed" from in his script for From Dusk Til Dawn

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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