One Cut of the Dead 


Film Festivals:
2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
2018 Japan FilmFest Hamburg
2018 Nippon Connection Film Festival
2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2018 The Mt. Fuji - Atami Film & VR Festival
2018 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 New York Asian Film Festival
2018 BiFan - Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 Batsu Film Festival
2018 Popcorn Frights Film Festival
2018 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
2018 FrightFest London
2018 MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
2018 Berlin Fantasy Filmfest
2018 Athens Film Festival
2018 Austin Fantastic Fest                                                           2018 Camera Japan Festival                                                               2018 Vancouver International Film Festival
2018 Adelaide Film Festival
2018 TOHorror Film Fest
2018 Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
2018 Dead of Night - Hull Horror Film Festival
2018 IFI Horrorthon
2018 Tokyo International Film Festival
2018 Ithaca Fantastik
2018 Leeds International Film Festival
2018 Hawaii Film Festival
2018 Japanese Film Festival, Sydney
2018 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2018 Singapore International Film Festival
2018 Fantasia Film Festival- Official Selection
2018 Sitges Film Festival- Official Selection

2018 Udine Far East Film Festival- Audience Award
2018 Austin Fantastic Fest- Best Film (Audience Award), Best Director (Horror Features)
2018 Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival- Best Film (International Competition)
2018 MOTELx - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Terror de Lisboa- Room Service (Audience Award)
2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival- Grand Prix (Audience Award)



Synopsis: Made with a low budget of 3 million yen with a cast of unknown actors, the film initially opened in a small theatre in Japan for a six day run, and went on the get wider release and grossed over 2,800 million yen with admission of over 2 million.


A film crew is shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned water treatment plant that was supposedly used for “human reanimation experiments” by the Japanese army. Calling the shots is frazzled director Higurashi (Takayuki Hamatsu), who’s going ballistic at lead actress Chinatsu (Yuzuki Akiyama) for flubbing 42 takes of a scene in which she’s attacked by zombiefied boyfriend Ko (Kazuaki Nagaya).


Soon after Higurashi storms off set and makeup lady Nao (Harumi Syuhama) steps in to comfort Chinatsu, all hell breaks loose with a real zombie outbreak. Thinking he’s hit the jackpot, a crazed Higurashi orders what’s left of his crew to keep shooting.






Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Syuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Director: Shinichiro Ueda
Duration (min) : 96min(tbc), Th
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





Worldwide except Japan