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Directed by Hajime Ohata

Extreme / Japan / 2012 / Horror, Romance, Science Fiction / 54 mins / Japanese with English subtitles / HD / West Coast Premiere

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Official Selection, 2012 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

Horror Special Jury Mention, 2012 Fantastic Fest

Like many young married couples, Yoshiaki and Keiko have problems managing their relationship and love. With this couple, however, marriage counseling may not be enough.

Yoshiaki is going through some changes. Not the type that is symptomatic of a midlife crisis or a loveless marriage. Seizures, speaking in tongues, and the occasional protrusion of monstrous appendages have become a near-daily occurrence for Yoshiaki. Keiko deals with having to commit either to his imprisonment in the mental health system, or to become an unlikely accomplice in his need to kill and to aid in his transformation into something she is not fully aware of.

“Stand by your man” takes on an entirely new meaning in this thoroughly entertaining journey into the human, err, inhuman condition. The ultra-low budget shocker from Hajime Ohata is a brisk, no nonsense, and shockingly awesome look into the limits of love. –Phillip Lorenzo


Cast: Kazunari Aizawa, Aki Morita, Teruhiko Nobukuni

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UltraStar Mission Valley
November 4, 2012 10:00 pm