Vampires. They’ve saturated the genre, but I like to have an open mind when something comes along with with bloodsuckers in tow. If someone is willing to bring a new idea to the party, then I’ll be more than willing to give it a spin. That said, we have something very cool and very slick to share with you.
ShockTillYouDrop.com is happy to exclusively premiere the trailer for the Chinese horror film Rigor Mortis from writer-director-producer Juno Mak and producer Takashi Shimizu.
The film reunites some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series to raise the “cool” level just a bit higher.
Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies. The film 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 who is also 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 which is allegedly a 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 having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…
You’ll find the trailer – which is packed with some beautiful, baroque imagery – below. Just click on the hopping vampire!
Rigor Mortis opens in Hong Kong later this year; stay tuned for U.S. distribution news.