Being released in selected theaters around the United States, Producer Takashi Shimizu and Juno Mak debut the film, “Rigor Mortis” June 6. Director Juno Mak has created a terrifying tale of a tormented actor Chin Siu Ho who decides to commit suicide in a ghost infested apartment. As the rope begins to tighten around Chin’s neck, a pair of dead spirits manifest themselves to welcome him into the realm of the undead. All seemed hopeless until Yau, played by Anthony “Friend” Chan, rush to his rescue and saves Chin from death. Unfortunately, Chin’s action has opened a door from the undead world and what walks into the living world is evil.
Yau, a reluctant ghost hunter, ignores the signs that undead spirits are looming throughout the apartment building. Chin recovers from his wounds and begins to comfort Yeung Feng, played by Kara Wai, and her son. Young, haunted by the death of her twin sisters, walk the apartment hallways with her albino son alongside. In another apartment, Auntie Mui, played by Nina Paw, a caring neighbor, who lives with her husband until a freak accident ends his life. Unable to live without him seeks the helps of witch doctor to reincarnate him. Auntie Mui follow his instructions to bring her dead husband back to life. Unable to wait any longer, Mui takes matters into her own hands thus an abomination is free.
Juno Mark’s take on the film Rigor Mortis has many artistic and visual images that captures your attention. Such scenes like an all white room where Chin dreams of his family sit for a meal together until puddles of blood bleed all around the table and suddenly wakes him up. Screenwriters Philip Yung, Jill Leung and Juno Mak create a familiarity with the film’s characters one often sees in community apartments like a seamstress, a curious kid and a nosey neighbor just to name a few. Film will be released this Friday, June 6 located in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle on June 6 this Friday, check local theaters. Distributed by Well Go USA offers captivating vivid visual effects and is for mature audiences, I give 7 out of 10.
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