Rigor Mortis is a 2013 Hong Kong horror film directed by Juno Mak, and also produced by Takashi Shimizu. The film is a tribute to the Mr. Vampire film series. Many of the former cast are featured in this film: Chin Siu-ho,Anthony Chan, Billy Lau and Richard Ng. Additionally, Chung Fat, who starred in Encounters of the Spooky Kind, is also featured.
Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 58% of twelve surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 6.1/10. Metacritic rated it 53/100 based on eight reviews. Clarence Tsui of The Hollywood Reporter called it “a lavish, heavy-handed retreading and reinvention of Hong Kong and Japanese horror-film tropes, saved from clinical inhumanity by its veteran cast.” Justin Chang of Variety described it as a “flashy, incoherent and virtually scare-free Hong Kong horror exercise”. Daniel M. Gold of The New York Times called it a “relentlessly creepy film” that uses less comedy than Mr. Vampire. Martin Tsai of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “The film supplies a succession of hyper-stylized and potent set pieces without ever establishing any sort of internal logic.”