Hopping Vampires of Hong Kong

Hopping Vampires of Hong Kong

6 Episodes

They’re undead, unstoppable, and hopping mad! Meet the bouncing, bloodsucking stars of Hong Kong’s most outrageous martial-arts horror comedies. Far removed from the suave vampires of Western mythology, these zombie fiends, derived from Taoist folklore, are distinguished by their deathly pallor and pogo-stick method of chasing down their victims—with typically only a majestically unibrowed priest capable of kung-fu kicking them back into the afterlife. Guided by the goofball vision of the great Sammo Hung—who directed the OG hopping vampire flick ENCOUNTERS OF THE SPOOKY KIND and produced the genre’s delirious apotheosis, the popular Mr. Vampire franchise—these blissfully bonkers films exemplify the gleeful creativity and go-for-broke insanity that elevated Hong Kong genre cinema in its golden age.

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Hopping Vampires of Hong Kong
  • Hopping Vampires of Hong Kong Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Encounters of the Spooky Kind

    Episode 2

    Directed by Sammo Hung • 1980 • Hong Kong
    Starring Sammo Hung, Paul Chung Fat, Wu Ma

    The great Sammo Hung wrote, directed, and stars in this outrageously entertaining Hong Kong cinema landmark—one of the first HK horror-comedy-action hybrids and the film that launched the hopping-vampire craze t...

  • Mr. Vampire

    Episode 3

    Directed by Ricky Lau • 1985 • Hong Kong
    Starring Lam Ching-Ying, Ricky Hui, Chin Siu-Ho

    The film that, along with producer Sammo Hung’s SPOOKY ENCOUNTERS, launched an entire hopping-vampire horror-comedy subgenre is Hong Kong cinema at its most gleefully inventive and gloriously unrestrained. T...

  • Mr. Vampire II

    Episode 4

    Directed by Ricky Lau • 1986 • Hong Kong
    Starring Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Biao, Moon Lee Choi-Fung

    The first of the numerous sequels to follow in the wake of the blockbuster success of MR. VAMPIRE puts a fresh twist on the hopping-vampire mythology by bringing the bounding baddies into the present ...

  • Mr. Vampire III

    Episode 5

    Directed by Ricky Lau • 1987 • Hong Kong
    Starring Lam Ching-Ying, Richard Ng, Billy Lau

    The third installment of the unstoppable MR. VAMPIRE series offers up some of the wildest gags and most eye-popping action in the entire franchise. This time around, we follow the exploits of charlatan ghost ...

  • Mr. Vampire IV

    Episode 6

    Directed by Ricky Lau • 1988 • Hong Kong
    Starring Wu Ma, Loletta Lee, Chin Ka-Lok

    The fourth MR. VAMPIRE film may just be the most gloriously goofy of the bunch—and that’s saying something. Leaning heavily into the unrepentantly silly comedy that always made the series so much fun, this installm...