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I don’t know if you know this, horror fans, but in Chinese films, the vampires tend to hop around. Rigor mortis and all that. Sort like how zombies SHOULD shuffle instead of run around like speed freaks. But that’s out of fashion these days, so you get the zombies of “World War Z” and the like. Anyways, check out the first teaser trailer for actor turned director Juno Mak’s very cool looking feature film debut, the horror outing “Rigor Mortis”, which looks to combine the hopping and speed freak zombie for its vampire.
The film teams Mak with Japanese director Takashi Shimizu (creator of those popular “Grudge” movies — you know, the one with the blue kid and the crawling mom), and it looks like a scary fun time. Okay, probably not all that scary. But “Rigor Mortis” definitely looks like one very slick horror film, with some very nice visuals on display indeed. Check it out, check it outers.
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…
Starring Kara Hui, Siu-hou Chin, Richard Ng and Hee Ching Paw.
Opening overseas sometime this year.
Via : Dread Central