For Fans of J-Horror, Gurozuka Is the Only Escape

For Fans of J-Horror, Gurozuka Is the Only Escape

Coming January 10, 2012 from our lovelies at Synapse comes a a new a piece of Japanese horror in the style of Scream and The Ring (their words not mine).  We’ll keep you posted when we finally get a look at Gurozuka and see if it can transcend the sub-genre cliches to make this a truly special film… Or maybe it’ll just be a fun tripped out z-job of a film that removes the distance between you and your significant other.  Keep your ultra super long, messy black hair crossed (ya know… like the girl from Ringu).

A fun getaway turns into a journey to Hell for some unlucky teenage girls visiting an isolated house to rehearse and perform a play for their private movie club. Taking the trip with an adult chaperone, the girls learn that a previous club member supposedly went missing in the house, and another went insane! Shortly after they arrive, a mysterious videotape is found with footage of a violent killer wearing a Japanese ‘deigan’ mask. Is this footage faked—or real? Soon the girls’ food and equipment disappear, and one of the girls is hauned by ghostly visions of the masked demon. Someone–or something–is in the house, and gruesome death awaits those who cannot escape!

Synapse Films presents Yôichi Nishiyama’sGUROZUKA, a stylized horror film in the J-Horror tradition of the genre-bending Japanese classic,
THE RING, and the frightful ferver of SCREAM.

Special Features:

• The Making of GUROZUKA – Featurette
• Original Trailer

Disc Info:

Director: Yôichi Nishiyama
Starring: Nozomi Andô, Yukari Fukui, and Yûko Itô
Run Time: 85 minutes
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Language:
 Japanese Language / 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)
Format: DVD
Region: Region 1

Price: $24.95


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Dr. Jimmy Terror, more commonly known as James P. Harris, has been “writing your eyes” shut since 2010 with his horror themed blog Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors (whose name is a play on words derived from the Amicus film, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors). In the early 2000’s he fronted the band The Vaudeville Vampires, a short-lived Horrorabilly band which saw the creation of a catalog of horror related songs before disbanding (with only one, six song demo ever being produced and distributed). He has had only one on screen appearance to date in the horror/suspense short, Ocean Parkway, as maniacal, gloved killer with a hair fetish. Having done some un-credited, behind the scenes work in some low budget genre pictures, he is currently working on his first foray into screenwriting with a demonic, retro gore entry that pays homage to Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento as well as other Italian masters of the genre.

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