Directed by Hiroshi Shinagawa
Official Selection, 2015 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Z is for Zeni, the name of the island where some washed-up yakuza, a pair of flirty martial artists, a reggae-loving fisherman, a rather inconveniently horny doctor, and a most useless cop have somehow washed ashore and gotten themselves in a dire mess.
Z is for zany, a word that only begins to explain their predicament. It starts when a yakuza is released from prison to find that his old boss is now a truck driver and his teenage daughter is hell-bent against him. Things get out of hand when a drug trip gone wrong fires up some gangster rivalries and brings the heartless and the clueless together for a fatal collision. It ends when…well it can’t end. Because…
Z is for zombies. Hungry, stinkin’ zombies. Who run. And eat your face. Zombies that remind jaded ex-yakuza why they were put on earth. Zombies that force the story’s horror buffs to desperately – but giddily – recall how the living survived every George Romero movie so they can survive their own. Zombies that remind frightened men and women of the important things in life. Zombies that bring families together.
DEADMAN INFERNO, or “Z Island” as it’s called in Japanese, is a hilarious mutated thriller about the second-lives of old men who fight the second-lives of dead men. Morbidly dropping genres at will with a gleeful sense of comedic tension, this is Japanese horror comedy at its most pitch-perfect. –Brian Hu
Co-Presented by: Horrible Imaginings