Directed by Juno Mak Written by Juno Mak / Lai-Yin Leung (Jill Leung) / Philip Yung Starring
Antony "Friend" Chan
Lo Hoi Pang
Release date(s) 2013/10/24 Country Hong Kong Language Cantonese
【Tokyo International Film Festival , Asia Future, Opening Film and Best New Director Nomination】 【50th Golden Horse Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prizes】 【Sitges International Film Festival - Official Fantastic Competition】 【Singapore E-Awards 2014 - Best Asian Film】 【Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival - Silver Raven】 【Gerardmer Film Festival 2014 - Jury Prize】 【10th Hong Kong Asia Filma Festival - Best New Director Nonimation】 【Venice Days - Best New Director Nomination】 【YAHOO! Asia BUZZ Awards - Hong Kong Most Popular Director Award】 【50th Golden Horse Film Festival - Best New Director Nonimation】
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.
Reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.
Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…