Sunday, August 21, 2016

RIGOR MORTIS (aka Gueng si)

Rigor Mortis Movie Review

A down on his luck actor finds himself living in public housing in Hong Kong. After he fails to commit suicide he finds the building also houses ghosts, vampires, and zombies. After a quick read I discovered this movie pays homage to Chinese vampire movies of the 1980s, so I have that genre to look into now. This film starts out slow but soon picks up and packs the weirdness one might expect from an Asian horror film.


The story itself reminds me in many ways of Day Watch and Night Watch, which takes away from any points it would earn for originality, but hey, if you're going to steal borrow from a movie, those are pretty good choices. 

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There is a tremendous amount of blood and gore, and some scenes are so graphic they border on disturbing. The film is shot wonderfully as well, and if you're into martial arts films, there's some of that thrown in for good measure. The ending is one you may not see coming, but this is an example of a twist ending taking the air out of everything leading up to it...and it's been done to several times already. That said, Rigor Mortis is a very interesting, intense film, and, assuming you are not completely anti-subtitles, you should check it out.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Rigor Mortis Movie Trailer

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