October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
DEAD SUSHI - Toronto Premiere! - Wed, Oct 24, 9.45 PM at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Directed by Noboru Iguchi, Japan, 2012, 91 mins
Principal Cast: Rina Takeda, Shigeru Matsuzaki, Kentaro Shimazu
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Wed, Oct 24, 9.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.45pm, Seating from: 9.15pm.
$14 Regular, $24 Double Feature w/ SUSHI GIRL at 6.45 pm. Buy Advance Online until 11.59pm Day Before Screening.
A vacation resort faces an attack of killer sushi in this outrageous horror comedy from the same deliciously deranged Japanese filmmakers who brought you MACHINE GIRL and TOKYO GORE POLICE!
“As fun and goofy as it sounds….sure to be a crowd pleaser for the type who enjoy the slapsticky horror of THE EVIL DEAD. - Ain’t It Cool News
“Fans of unrepentantly silly Japanese horror/monster films will enjoy its late-night loopiness” - Screen Daily
“A horror / action / ultra-goofy slapstick farce…. If splattery Japanese weirdness is what you’re into, this flick delivers the goods, and then some!” - Fearnet
Official Selection - 10 International Film Festivals including Puchon Fantastic, London Frightfest, Fantasia, Sitges
Winner - Best Actress, Comedy Feature (Rina Takeda) - Fantastic Fest
Consider it JOE DANTE DREAMS OF SUSHI. Hot off the infectiously endearing romp through Japan’s tokusatsu (super-hero) films with his hilarious KARATE ROBO-ZABORGAR, J-splatter pioneer Noboru Iguchi (THE MACHINE GIRL) serves up a crowd-pleasing (and mouth watering) helping of gonzo entertainment, this time stirring Japanese cuisine into his usual ingredients of manic ensemble casts, grotesque prosthetics and martial-arts camp.
Rina Takeda (HIGH KICK GIRL) stars as the cute-as-a-button-but-she’ll-kick-you-in-the-butt daughter of a prestigious sushi chef, whom after being unable to cope with her father’s rigorous and frequently painful instruction, runs away from home only to find herself accidentally embroiled in a delirious revenge plot against a gaggle of corrupt corporate cronies that results in the transformation of fish on rice into undead teeth-baring, murderous, man-eating monsters! Hysterically, amidst all the bloody mayhem that ensues, the film is genuinely educational about the preparation, presentation and etiquette of sushi… not to mention kissing “Japanese style” – I won’t spoil that chestnut, but just don’t tell us Toronto After Dark never taught you anything.
- Peter Kuplowsky
Screens with Short Film:
Remi Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2012
Mike Doucette, 8 min, Canada, 2012
A disgruntled sandwich shop owner experiences buyer’s remorse after his hellish microwave has a disturbing effects on his customers… and his vegetables. Cut by Jason Eisner (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN).
Official Film Links
See Related Films at the Fest
- OCT. 18: GRABBERS (Sundance hit Irish monster comedy)
- OCT. 20: COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (British zombie action comedy)
- OCT. 26: GAME OF WEREWOLVES - CLOSING GALA (wickedly fun Spanish werewolf action comedy)