The Film: Mr Vampire (1986)
The Vamp: Wah Yuen plays an elderly, kindly man in life whose son is tricked into burying him the wrong way by a vengeful feng shui master. Taoist Kau (Lam Ching-ying) is brought it to try and help, but grandpa bursts from the ground before he can do anything and starts snacking on the living.
Why Are They Weird? Grandpa hops. No, really. He hops. Is that weird enough for you? No? Right… He’s also a kung fu vampire who is created because of BAD FENG SHUI. Best sort that IKEA sofa’s placement out, then.
And one detail we particularly love – the vamp’s victims can buy extra time among the living if someone files their teeth down. Genius.
Fangs for the trivia: At the 1986 Hong Kong film awards, the movie bagged an impressive 12 nominations, but only scooped Best Original Film Score. It also sired four sequels.