aka The Vengeance of the Vampire
The HKMDB has a fascinating excerpt from a book about the film and the story that inspired it, which sounds like something somewhere in-between a vampire and a zombie, the vengeful dead, which is close to the original folklore tales (both in China and the European revenant).
This piece has more, suggesting there are also elements of western vampire movies that have sneaked in:
Vampires made a comeback after the second world war, inspired in part by the worldwide box office success of the 1958 version of Dracula by Britain's Hammer Film Productions. The stake that Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) pounded through the villain's heart found its Hong Kong equivalent the following year in a similar scene in The Vengeance of the Vampire.