Innovative, must watch horror film turned satire ‘One Cut of the Dead’ is screening at NYC’s IFC Center tonight during the What the Fest!? film festival.
If you’ve worked on a horror picture or even thinking about pursuing a career in the genre, you need to drop everything and watch One Cut of the Dead immediately. There’s simply too many laughs to be had and a universal relatability to anyone working in the film industry. Without giving away any spoilers, as they’re integral to the film’s brilliant turn of events, it’s one of the freshest horror film satires in years.
New Yorkers have an opportunity to catch One Cut of the Dead tonight (3/21/19) at 9:45 p.m. over at the IFC Center as part of the What the Fest!? film festival lineup. Be certain this is no ordinary zombie movie, or even zombie themed comedy. It’s feverishly clever! In fact, the Japanese, English subtitled breakout movie is already being picked up for a full English remake/adaption according to Variety. Tickets are available now at IFC Center.com to attend the film screening.
The cinematography by itself is worth a watch, it’s exceptional despite a low budget ($25,000). A true sophistication in looking deceptively amateur while being pro. Every shot matters in this picture. It’s proof imagination is the real well of creativity for a filmmaker rather than a chest of coins. Director Shinichiro Ueda did a splendid job and actor Takayuki Hamatsu really rose to the occasion with a memorable, excellent performance. Hamatsu’s Director Higurashi yelling “Action!” just stays with you.
It’s only a matter of time before One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o Tomeru na!) becomes the next Japan to USA remake mega hit in the style of The Ring (Ringu) and The Grudge (Ju-On: The Grudge).
The film has been nominated and won multiple awards overseas already, including winning at Tokyo’s 61st Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Film and being nominated for Picture of the Year at the 42nd Japan Academy Prize.
‘One Cut of the Dead’ Synopsis and Film Trailer:
The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. But, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s rumored that it’s the site where military experiments once took place.
Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew. Although it sounds like the plot of a clichéd zombie film, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is something quite different. Starting off with a long take of 37 minutes, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre upside down into a charming, audience – friendly comedy.
Even the film’s title itself, holds more than meets the eye… Take a look at Third Window Films‘ official English subtitled trailer for the film below.
Film Rating: R
Run Time: 96 Minutes
IFC Center Location:
The IFC Center is located mere blocks away from Washington Square park on West 3rd Street and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village, New York. A map is available at this ‘What The Fest!?’ link.
Can’t make it to the screening in New York City? No problem! Visit ThirdWindowFilms.com to purchase ‘One Cut of the Dead’ On Demand or on DVD.
Be sure to follow ‘One Cut of the Dead’ on Twitter at @kametome12 and Third Window Films on Instagram at @thirdwindowfilms. Remember to keep up with the What the Fest!? film festival on Twitter at @whatthefestnyc.