Hailing out of Hong Kong, Sin-Hang Chiu and Pak-Wing Yan’s Vampire Cleanup Department has been screening at the ongoing Filmart while it opens in its home country this Friday. THR called it “an old-schol genre comedy” with “suitably cheesy” special effects.
The film explains that vampires have been haunting Hong Kong for centuries. Because of this, hidden in this city is an official special action unit coping with them – the “Vampire Cleanup Department (VCD)”. The street cleaners out at night are actually vampire hunters, their giant garbage bins containing the captured vampires. The ordinary garbage station is their secret headquarter!
One day, a nerdy geek Tim Cheung (BabyJohn Choi) is accidentally rescued by VCD. The department advisor Uncle Chung (Ng Yiu-Hon) discovers his immunity against the vampire toxin. Owing to his unlimited potential, Team Captain Chau (Chin Siu- Ho), Magic Maoshan-taoist Ginger (Yuen Cheung-Yan), technical support specialist M (Bondy Chiu), and weapon expert Kui (Law Mon) teach him all their knowledge and skills in order to turn him into the next Vampire Hunter! However, Tim comes to feel sympathy for a pretty lady vampire called Summer. Eventually, he violates VCD’s command and ends up living with her, triggering an attack from the Vampire King….
Here’s a trailer. We’ll keep you posted if the film finds U.S. distribution as it’s for sale by mm2 Asia.