Fresh off of watching the greatly entertaining vampire flick, Afflicted, comes another vampire film review. This time around, it is Juno Mak’s martial arts-infused ghost story, Rigor Mortis.
A lonely and depressed man has moved into an apartment building where the supernatural roam the halls. Ghosts, vampire hunters, and the undead are all tenants in the building and this suicidal man is thrown right in the middle of it all.
I have seen a few Asian horror films in my time and there is no denying that when it comes to ghost stories, Asian filmmakers do it best. Even films with American remake counterparts always seem to creep the hell out of me. With awesome effects and beautiful imagery, Rigor Mortis is no exception. Juno Mak and his team, which includes legendary horror director and creator of the Ju-On series, Takashi Shimizu, have managed to take an already eerie ghost story and make it even scarier by adding in undead corpses and vampires.
Rigor Mortis contains some great acting, impressive special effects, an out-of-this-world plot, and plenty of blood and gore. What more could a horror fan ask for? The story is entertaining and gripping from start to finish and the ending may have you scratching your head.
If you are a fan of Asian horror cinema or just love vampire and ghost stories in general, give this movie a try. I think you’ll really enjoy what it has to offer. Well Go USA is releasing Rigor Mortis officially on Tuesday, July 8, so be sure to pre-order your Blu-ray or DVD today.
I give this film 3.5 golden teeth out of 5.