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殭屍 | Geung si

Juno Mak Hong Kong, 2013

msmichel's rating of the film Rigor Mortis

Juno Mak's debut film is a homage to the HK vampire genre of the 80's forsaking the comedic elements by adding a dash of J-horror archetypes to the mix. While not entirely successful the film is certainly atmospheric and enjoyable despite its weak ending. Most noteworthy is the turn by Hee Ching Paw as Auntie Mui who gives a performance of depth in a genre not known for it. Worth a watch for vamp fans.