Rigor Mortis Reviews

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March 2, 2019
... fans of Mr. Vampire and the whole hopping vampire phenom will likely find it a much more interesting ride.
August 31, 2018
Oozes suffering, yet the heroes endure and push their superhuman but still vulnerable bodies beyond the limits of pain.
March 26, 2016
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.
April 24, 2015
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.
April 23, 2015
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.
April 23, 2015
Roll our eyes we might, but importantly we never look away in fright, simply because the horrors always remains on screen.
April 23, 2015
Director Juno Mak serves up some startling and creepy moments, and a few cliches: the digital palette of steely grey-blue and brown is overfamiliar.
April 20, 2015
The muted tones, fresh ideas and eerie atmosphere combine for a genuinely unsettling and constantly inventive take on the haunted house formula.
April 20, 2015
All the clichs of Asian horror are rolled out - with tongue ever-so-slightly in cheek - for this bracing, bonkers slice of undead antics.
March 26, 2015
Juno Mak's film is gorgeously-crafted, with an array of odd characters and eerie moments.
July 7, 2014
[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.
June 25, 2014
What is probably an acceptable horror flick for Eastern audiences offers subtleties that are lost on us poor Westerners. Glutinous rice?
June 18, 2014
A victory of visual images over plotting
June 5, 2014
[A] relentlessly creepy film ...
June 5, 2014
Even if Mak's drawn-out special effects seem like overkill, the bottom line is that he spins a good campfire yarn.
June 5, 2014
Director Juno Mak might have pulled off this potpourri if it weren't for a cop-out ending.
June 5, 2014
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.
June 5, 2014
Multihyphenate Juno Mak makes his directing debut with this tedious tribute to Hong Kong's 'hopping vampires' subgenre.
June 3, 2014
Has some frantic action scenes, but never quite enough spring in its step.
June 3, 2014
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.
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