Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Juno Mak's "Rigor Mortis" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

TimeOutHK: The Hong Kong horror film revival
Ben Sin explores the history of the local ghost film genre, why it disappeared, and whether a reincarnation is at hand…

"Rigor Mortis" poster

TimeOutHK: Juno Mak Interview
Rigor Mortis, the first Hong Kong gong zi – that is, Chinese vampire – film in over 20 years, is about redemption. Its protagonist is an ageing, past-his-prime, down-on-his-luck actor (Chin Siu-ho, playing an exaggerated version of himself), and the film itself is an attempt to bring gong zi and all their hopping, creepy glory back to the forefront of local pop culture lore, where they once belonged. However, the greatest element of redemption in Rigor Mortis is arguably reserved for its director, Juno Mak...

FBA: Rigor Mortis

Lo Hoi-Pang, Kara Hui in "Rigor Mortis"

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