Texas-based distributors Well Go USA have acquired all North American distribution rights to director to director Juno Mak's latest film, Rigor Mortis (2013), starring Antony "Friend" Chan, Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai
Nina Paw, and Billy Lau. The distributors plan to have the film in theaters across North America in early 2014.
"Rigor Mortis has such a terrifying and beautiful esthetic, (and style) and we are proud to bring it to North America where it will find its audience and fans. Once again, Well Go is bringing a groundbreaking and highly commercial (Asian) movie to the US and Canadian audience", said Doris Pfardrescher of Well Go USA.
Official synopsis: In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980's, writer-director-producer Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.
Reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other "occupants" of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.
Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…