Vampire vs. Vampire
Yat mei do yan
Alternate English Title: The One Eyebrow Priest
After starring in numerous horror comedies,
Lam Ching-ying tries his hand at directing one and the result is among the
best in this subgenre. This time out, The One Eyebrow Priest (Lam) and his
pupils (Chin Siu-ho and Lui Fong) must rescue the local villagers when a nest
of bats is discovered nearby. The creatures have poisoned the local water
supply and, when the priest seeks out an alternate source, the bats secretly
move his location marker. Consequently, the workmen then unearth the body
of a powerful caucasian vampire. After feasting on blood, the creature lays
siege to the countryside and the priest's eastern magic proves to be ineffectual
against it. He is aided and abetted by a group of Chinese Catholic nuns (including
Maria Cordero, Regina Kent, and Joanna Chan Pui-san) and a tame baby keung
si (who, unlike his annoying counterpart in MR. VAMPIRE II, is an imaginative
asset to the story) the priest keeps around the house.
Cover art courtesy Mega Star.
Lam sifu and his undead assistant. Image courtesy Mega Star.
Australia: M (Horror, Violence)
Hong Kong: II
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