Yang has learned
how to conjure the fox fairy Qing Mei, a beautiful vixen who often warms
his bed at night. His parents, unhappy with his activities, hire a Taoist
monk to catch the fox lover. But he is killed by a vampire. The vampire
decides to attack Yang and the other villagers but Qing Mei is determined
to stop him.
This great looking
project comes from the Cathay Organisation, a HK/Taiwanese
studio that was the Shaw Bros main competition through the
sixties and seventies. While Run Run Shaw concentrated more on martial
arts and less on horror, Cathay essentially did the opposite. They would
produce mostly musical comedies and thrillers. This film was a pitch-perfect
example of their vision for scary cinema.
Director Li Kao, a
scriptwriter for Shaw Brothers throughout the fifties, was recruited by
Cathay in 1961 to direct his first film, The Pistol. He
averaged two films a year (mostly comedies) for a decade. Kao returned
to the Shaw stable in 1972 with a sex comedy called Wo Men Yao Dong
Fang [Let's Go To Bed]. A year later he retired from film business.
As of this writing, Mr Li Kao, born October 1924, is living comfortably
in Nanjing China at age 92.
Kong/Taiwanese film with English subtitles; fullscreen format (4:3), uncut
(89 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer
Recommended for Adult Audiences