Rigor Mortis
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A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead walk among his neighbors. (C) Well Go USA

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With visuals this gruesome and flashy, who needs seamless storytelling?"
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Director Juno Mak might have pulled off this potpourri if it weren't for a cop-out ending."
‑ Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"[Blu-ray Review] Lacking in scares and suspense, the picture throttles its audience with visual effects and evocative imagery, but never gets to the heart of the characters."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Rigor Mortis can't fully work for a Western audience, but it does at least provide a fascinating glimpse of a strange genre that never quite crossed over."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"[A] relentlessly creepy film ..."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"A discolored, comparatively humorless, slow-build horror movie whose connection to the hopping-vampire craze would seem tenuous if it weren't continually asserting it."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
"What is probably an acceptable horror flick for Eastern audiences offers subtleties that are lost on us poor Westerners. Glutinous rice?"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, It's Just Movies
"an elegantly realised revitalisation of a lost mode of Hong Kong horror, with loss itself, as well as cinema's special power to preserve and even resurrect the dead, key to its elegantly eerie impact."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Even if Mak's drawn-out special effects seem like overkill, the bottom line is that he spins a good campfire yarn."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Multihyphenate Juno Mak makes his directing debut with this tedious tribute to Hong Kong's 'hopping vampires' subgenre."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A victory of visual images over plotting"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
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