Vampires are by far the most popular movie monster, Dracula himself has appeared in over 200 films, but there is a type of vampire that is not as well known…
The hopping Vampire ( or Jiangshi ) has mainly terrorized cinema screens on the island of Hong Kong.
Which is a shame , because these films are awesome! However the period setting and dense Taoist mythology might turn some new viewers off.
Which brings us to 2013’s Rigor Mortis . Directed by former pop star Juno Mak, this film is Homage to the Hopping Vampire genre and great place for new viewers to jump in.
The film stars Chin Sui-Ho ( one of the stars of the Mr. Vampire films from the 80’s ) as a fictional version of himself.
A washed up actor, who moves into a rundown apartment building in Hong Kong.
Unfortunately for him the building is cursed. It has Ghosts , a Dark Taoist priest and a Vampire.
The residents need someone who has experience fighting the supernatural …
even if its only in the movies!
RIGOR MORTIS is streaming on Shudder and is available to rent online .