Tsukamoto Horror Showcase
From the mind of visionary director TSUKAMOTO Shinya, JFF 2022 presents 2 of his mid-length features in 1 showcase – ‘Haze’ and ‘The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo’. The director of cult films like ‘Tetsuo’ and ‘Tokyo Fist’, Tsukamoto’s works are bold and his characters are larger than life. Through these films, experience how he envisions horror – claustrophobia while adventuring, the supernatural, the realm of vampires, and more scary subtleties that are characteristic of Japanese horror, while also providing a unique twist to the classic horror genre.
|14 Oct 2022, Friday||7pm||Shaw Theatres Lido||Physical Screening|
|Comment:||Disturbing Content with Sexual References and Nudity|
A man (TSUKAMOTO Shinya) awakes to find himself locked in a tiny, cramped concrete room, in which he can barely move. He has no memory of why he is there, or how he got the terrible stomach wound, from which he is slowly bleeding to death.
He begins to explore the narrow confines of his prison and crawls around the maze-like room, only to see a horrible vision of hell waiting for him at each end of the room.
TSUKAMOTO Shinya, MURASE Takahiro
The Adventure of Denchu-kozo
Hikari is a boy who is bullied and teased in school because of an electricity pole growing out of his back. Momoko comes to his rescue and to thank her, Hikari shares his secret possession: a time machine.
When he activates the time machine, he gets transported 25 years into the future, where he finds himself in a dark, dystopian world.
He encounters members of the Shinsengumi Vampire Gang, cyborg vampires, in the process of hunting a woman named Dr. Sariba, who is revealed to be Momo’s future self. Together, they must stop the vampires from building their machine to block out the sun and rule the world.
SENBA Nariaki, KANAOKA Nobu