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Juno Mak's 'Rigor Mortis' a disorienting Hong Kong horror flick
Juno Mak's 'Rigor Mortis' a disorienting Hong Kong horror flick

Co-produced by "The Grudge" director Takashi Shimizu, the unmistakable graphite palette and atmospheric dread of Japanese horror films loom over the Hong Kong import "Rigor Mortis." But typical of Hong Kong cinema, the film goes for broke with its pastiche of influences, including Tsui Hark, David Lynch, David Fincher and M. Night Shyamalan. A washed-up actor (Chin Siu-ho) moves into one of those oppressively mammoth Hong Kong apartment complexes that could pass for a prison. Given that it's unusually quiet, gloomy and dilapidated, the fact that it's also haunted should come as a shock to no one. The complex even boasts its own resident exorcist (Anthony...

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