Film: Mr. Vampire
Mr. Vampire (Also known as Hold your breath for a moment) is a 1985 Hong Kong supernatural horror comedy directed by Ricky Lau and produced by Sammo Hung. It was notable for helping the supernatural/vampire genre into the whole Asian Film Industry. The film was an immediate success and was followed by three sequels, a 1992 remake (with Hung producing again) and several spin-offs.Taoist priest Kau (Lam Ching Ying) is asked by rich businessman Yam to organize a reburial for Yam's father to prevent his corpse from coming back to live as a geung-si (or simply a Chinese Vampire). However, things go wrong as expected and the corpse comes alive and creates havoc in the village.
- Chinese Vampire: Obviously.
- Cool Old Guy: Uncle Kau
- Jerk Ass: Wai
- Kill It with Fire: The bodies of the victims of the vampire are burned to prevent an vampire outbreak.
- Vampire-Yam and eventually The Vampire itself are killed when the heroes set them afire.
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Spin-Off: Lam Ching Ying would also star in several films with similiar plot such as Encounters of the Spooky kind and Crazy Safari.