Chin Siu-Ho stars in the latest reimagining of the Chinese vampire hunter genre in Juno Mak‘s directorial debut from his Kudos Films production banner, Rigor Mortis, written by Jill Leung and Phillip Yung. J-horror visionary filmmaker Shimizu Takashi, most regarded for his work on Ju-On 1 and 2, and the American adaptation of both films titled, The Grudge, also produced the film which is slated for release later this year.
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.
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, 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, an allegedly 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 are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…
Initially, the trailer popped up online a few weeks ago, which is why you may have seen this article before. Unfortunately, the trailer was uploaded and made public on Youtube without the consent of the studio and the uploader since had to have that copy of the video removed. You can now view the trailer this week, courtesy of Twitch.