The Ladies of The Vampire Who Admires Me

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.


The featured cast, from left to right: Winnie Leung, Maggie Li,
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

J.J. Jia’s character, Macy, is a model with the supernatural ability to
communicate with the dead, and can foresee the danger on the island.

Winnie Leung plays Kimchi, the boss’ assistant.

Tanya Ng (who has the smallest role of all the ladies) is Susie; the
only one of the models who becomes one of the undead.

Jo Koo plays the East Dragon Island police chief.

Original Cantonese trailer

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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.

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