When you're dead, you stiffen up. We all know this. But why? What is the process that goes on, inside a dead body, that causes muscle tissue to contract so tightly that the limbs can be impossible to move? We'll take you into the wonderful world of rigor mortis.
In Chinese legend, the jiangshi is a vampire-like monster known for leaping after the living in order to drain their life force. Both scary and silly, they inspired a whole genre in Hong Kong cinema, one that director Juno Mak has tried to modernize in Rigor Mortis. He failed, but it's still a fascinating failure.
It's a good day for horror! First, Byzantium comes out and rocks, and now the first trailer for Rigor Mortis has arrived, a Chinese film about an actor who moves into an apartment building filled with vampires, ghosts, monsters and so much freaking blood.