Mr. Vampire II (2002) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is the second DVD in the “Mr. Vampire” saga, staring this time a modern day larcenous Professor and his two college interns. In this installment, the professor unearths a century old tomb with the remains of a woman, a man, and a child. (If you’ve saw the first Mr. Vampire, you might recognize the magic spells attached to each corpses forehead as spells to prevent the dead from rising).
Of course the ‘professor’ being more intent on STEALING from the tomb, doesn’t notice this. He takes the bodies back to the lab, and his assistant inadvertently remove the spells…Surprise, they revive. Although the professor manages to contain the adults, the child vampire escapes, causing many amusing hijinks.
While I liked Mr. Vampire 2, some elements I could have lived without. The one assistant who killed and ate things like frogs, and the innards of snakes (while they were still alive) for ‘tonics’, just grossed me out and seemed to have been added for shock value. Also, the ‘cutsie’ scenes with the child-vampire and the Chinese single-parent family just went on WAY too long. I mean, a little is okay 20 minutes is overkill.
Overall, though, quite amusing. A funny edition to the Mr. Vampire Saga
About Mr. Vampire II (2002)
Starring: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Moon Lee, Pauline Wong, Ma Wu
Runtime: 89 minutes
Director: Ricky Lau