Starring Lam Ching-Ying, Ricky Hui, Chin Siu-Ho, Sandra Ng, Suki Kwan, Billy Lau and Tsui Man-Wah. Directed by Ricky Lau, written by Lo Wing-Keung.
Lam Ching-Ying returns as… Master Lam Ching-Ying, an expert in vampirism looking into an outbreak of the undead in an area overseen by a General (Lau), who is married to Lam’s former love.
Lam and his two assistants (Hui & Siu-Ho) really have their hands full, however, because they also need to deal with an evil servant’s plot to grow the spirit of an angry aborted child in the belly of the General’s pregnant wife. Running out of options, they call on exorcist Birdie (Ng) to help out, and she’s more than happy to aid them, since she really has the hots for Lam!
Mr. Vampire 1992 uses the notion that the spirits of aborted children remain in the form of kids as a major supernatural element to the story, with certain child-spirits becoming frustrated and dangerous due to the fact their mothers had several abortions, thwarting any chance of the spirits getting reincarnated. But this interesting concept is not really explored and is shoved aside in favour of scatological humour and general silliness.
A mid-point sequence in a village entirely overrun by hopping vampires looks like more effort was made to ensure that it was well-lit and atmospheric, plus there’s a slo-mo parade of spirits in the woods that is nicely-handled.
Billy Lau enjoys himself playing the vamp-infected General who can’t stop doing little vampire-hops every now and then, Sandra Ng is amusing as the Lam-obsessed Birdie, all the stuff about having to grind down vampire teeth to make a curative powder is fun, and the final-reel showdown, where Lam and co. battle an electrically-powered, bald, veiny demon-child, the acrobatic, tough-fighting maidservant and another bunch of hopping vampires, is diverting and decently-done.
The above scenes manage to compensate, to a certain degree, for the parts of the film that are flatly-lit, pointless or tiresomely obsessed with pissing and shitting jokes.
Basically, the film needed more action and less middling filler material.