The hybrid genre film, The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, incorporates the genre conventions of kung fu and those associated with Dracula. Lee analyzes this unique Hong Kong-UK transnational horror co-production in which Count Dracula goes to early twentieth-century China, and Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) teams up with Chinese martial arts brothers to fight against seven golden vampires, and ultimately Dracula, who takes over the body of the Chinese villain, Kahn. Reading The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires entails that we should situate the film in terms of its geopolitical and generic positions in Hong Kong and the UK film history and legacy. Lee provides much-needed critical insight into the politics and poetics of transnational co-productions.
|Title of host publication||Transnational Horror Cinema : Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque|
|Editors||Sophia SIDDIQUE, Raphael RAPHAEL|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|