With Halloween drawing near, it’s fitting to feature the beautiful female cast of a movie that’s in the spirit of the season. The 2008 Hong Kong comedy-horror film, The Vampire Who Admires Me, centers on a lovely group of young models who travel to the ancestral home of their director’s boss, on “East Dragon Island,” to shoot some print ads for the “Zombie” clothing line. Of course, the models arrive unaware that the island will soon be inhabited by zombie-like vampires and a vampire king who will rise from his tomb and hunger for fresh blood.
The movie is the typical campy, Honk Kong comedy-horror fair and the ladies’ acting abilities leave something to be desired (with the possible exception of veteran actress Jo Koo, who’s one of Hong Kong’s most underrated and can really fill out a tank top) but when you add it all together, this one may be destined for cult status, especially since Natalie Meng’s performance earned her a “worst actress” nomination from a popular Hong Kong news and entertainment site. The DVD is available with English subtitles and coded for all regions.
Natalie Meng, J.J. Jia, Ankie Beilke, and Tanya Ng.
Macy (J.J.), Bibi (Ankie), and Apple (Maggie) after arriving on East Dragon Island
Maggie Li at the photo shoot for the film’s poster
Natalie Meng at a promotional event for the movie
communicate with the dead, and can foresee the danger on the island.
Winnie Leung plays Kimchi, the boss’ assistant.
only one of the models who becomes one of the undead.
Jo Koo plays the East Dragon Island police chief.
Original Cantonese trailer