Producer and screenwriter Wong Jing is back, returning once more to the horror genre and gearing toward the vampire niche with director Daniel Chan for Sifu VS. Vampire, formerly known as La Télé De Vampire. Promotion is starting to kick off with some online virility this week and it hints to a fair share of having a little bit of everything to incorporate with its visual grim vampiric spectacle: some drama, a little romance and comedy and some silly gags. Of course though, if you’re going to put in people like incomparable Hong Kong cinema legend Yuen Biao (Knockabout, My Kingdom) and rising martial arts actor Phillip Ng (The Underdog Knight, Once Upon A Time In Shanghai), you’d better include some action in this package. Fortunately, the brand new trailer includes a handful of that as well!
Small time gangster Nicky (Ronald Cheng) and his friend Boo (Phillip Ng) get the assignment of a life time, to threaten Charlie Jiang (Yuen Biao) a feng shui master to exhume the corpse of the great grandfather of TV station tycoon Kelvin Chow (Kelvin Kwan). A new burial is said to bring Kelvin great fortune and prosperity but things take a turn for the worse when his great grandfather’s corpse turns into a Vampire King and is let loose inside the TV station while a show about zombies is being filmed.
To Nicky, ghosts or vampires only ever exist in storybooks and movies. It wasn’t until Nicky meets a beautiful female ghost Tomorrow (Michelle Hu) that he begins to understand the existence of the spirit world. And when Boo’s favourite actress Bella (Bella Law) gets bitten by a vampire and is slowly turning into one herself, Nicky and Boo enlist the help of Master Charlie.
This is when Nicky discovers that the cursed grave of the Chow family has been sucking up all the luck and prosperity from neighboring graves for decades. Nicky and his own family has been an unknowing victim throughout all these years. In order to bring luck back to his own family, Nicky must help Master Charlie hunt down the Vampire King.
When Master Charlie leads his protégé Ling Xin (Kitty Jiang) and his two new recruits into the TV station, all hell breaks loose. The Vampire King has taken over the entire compound, killing many staff and crew and turning all the zombie actors and extras into vampire/zombie hybrids. Kelvin soon discovers that with the power of everlasting life of a vampire, he and his great grandfather could one day rule the world. The trap has been set, as Master Charlie and his team are surrounded by the Vampire King and his army of vampire/zombies.
The epic finale will ultimately decide the fate of mankind and whether or not Nicky and Boo will get the girl in the end…
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