“Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games’ take on the played-out genre draws inspiration from classic Hong Kong horror movies like Mr. Vampire. As the name of the Sammo Hung-produced movie suggests, technically the zombies aren’t zombies at all. The Jiang Shi are commonly described in Chinese culture as ‘hopping vampires’.
In comparison to the decaying ghouls of the west they’re a much classier bunch; pale white of skin and dressed in colourful Chinese garb. Unable to shake rigor mortis, these reanimated corpses bounce around with their arms outstretched. Without the ability to bend limbs you’d think they’d be pushovers but they certainly put up a good fight.”
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