Rigor Mortis
Rigor Mortis (2014)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 6, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2014
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65%
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57%



Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

All the clichés of Asian horror are rolled out - with tongue ever-so-slightly in cheek - for this bracing, bonkers slice of undead antics.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Even if Mak's drawn-out special effects seem like overkill, the bottom line is that he spins a good campfire yarn.

Amanda Waltz
The Film Stage

By combining Chinese and Japanese aesthetics, Rigor Mortis also becomes a sometimes fun, sometimes original shout-out to the East's rich and varied horror film culture.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

With visuals this gruesome and flashy, who needs seamless storytelling?

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Director Juno Mak might have pulled off this potpourri if it weren't for a cop-out ending.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

The Hong Kong spookfest Rigor Mortis is a whole lot of fun if you approach it as a kind of Asian horror-trope bingo game. The film is as bloated as a distended corpse.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

[A] relentlessly creepy film ...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

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.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Uneven, and you may have a scratched head putting all the pieces together, but Mak's handling of mood and action, plus an eye for arresting visuals, makes him a director of real promise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
If more horror movies had as much effort put into them as this movie had, the horror genre would be thriving, instead of a few studio-produced films getting all… More