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Rigor Mortis (2013)
"Geung si" (original title)

 |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  6 June 2014 (USA)
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A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos.

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Anthony Chan ...
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Chin Siu-Ho
Fat Chung ...
Gau
Kara Hui ...
Yeung Feng
Chun-Man Ko ...
Feng's husband
Giselle Lam ...
Siu-Ho's Wife
Billy Lau ...
Cook
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Uncle Yin
Richard Ng ...
Uncle Tung
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Auntie Mui (as Nina Paw)
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In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980's, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies. Written by Michael J. Werner

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Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Richard Ng, Fat Chung and Billy Lau was previously starred to Geung si sin sang franchise. See more »

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Absolutely stunning
6 October 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

How could one not enjoy this visual feast thoroughly is beyond me. It's a sad state of affair that this movie doesn't rate higher on IMDb. Granted, the narration is rather obscure, the ending a bit botched (hence not a 10/10 for me).

Once you let go and you stop trying to understand every second of it, this movie becomes like watching the most fantastic nightmare you've ever seen. Visually, sound-wise, music-wise, it's simply mind-blowing. It's extremely poetic and disturbing rather than terrifying, which might explain some ratings. It's Murnau's Nosferatu meets Ring meets Kung Fu Hustle.

The Japanese horror elements are there but carefully blended with Chinese folklore and shooting style, so the movie remains original. The story ends up making sense overall if you're patient enough, even though some elements of it remain a bit fuzzy. Watching this movie is like getting a shot of something strong, getting slapped in the face and kissed by a beautiful woman (my wife) all at the same time.

One of the most enjoyable - if puzzling at times - movies in a long, long time.


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