October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

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.

Short Description

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!

The Buzz

“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:
Toronto Premiere
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).


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