About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [A] relentlessly creepy film ...
Rotten: Multihyphenate Juno Mak makes his directing debut with this tedious tribute to Hong Kong's 'hopping vampires' subgenre.
Fresh: With visuals this gruesome and flashy, who needs seamless storytelling?
Fresh: Director Juno Mak serves up some startling and creepy moments, and a few cliches: the digital palette of steely grey-blue and brown is overfamiliar.
Not very good.
I wouldn’t say that the storyline was necessarily tangible, but it didn’t go into much depth of each characters life. The movie seemed to be very partial on special effects.
This movie is not even remotely scary. The special effects are not special. The plot did not even make sense nor was it anything worth remembering. If you value your time stay away from this dull and uninspired crap.
One of the most visually stunning films I have ever seen
I have to say, I absolutely love visually stunning films. Films that really consider atmosphere, mood, and balance to create a specific flow. This is one of those movies. It is a beauty to watch, and the events flow seamlessly, with the visually fidelity never letting up. It is one of those movies that you just enjoy watching because it is beautifully crafted, although the story is very well written. It has all the makings of a classic. Highly recommended.