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Cicada Horror “THE SOUND OF SUMMER” Out On Blu-Ray June 13

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

On June 13, THE SOUND OF SUMMER will become available on Blu-Ray from Unearthed Films. THE SOUND OF SUMMER was directed by a British-born filmmaker (Guy) who resides in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. Guy is known for THE ROPE MAIDEN (2013), DIFFICULTY BREATHING (2017), and UNKO-HI (2018).

Synopsis: In the relentless heat of the grueling summer, temperatures soar to blistering levels as cicadas emerge to sing their ear-shattering song. Months of continued exposure are enough to make anyone start to feel a little off. Anyone, that is, except that oddity the locals call ‘the Cicada Man’. Who is that strange man and why is he always walking around with boxes full of live cicadas? More importantly, what does he do with them? As the heat starts to get to our heroine, and her sanity depletes, real life and delusion begin to mix. Her darkest nightmares seep into our world and she fears the Cicada Man has planted his swarm of insects inside her. She must get them out – at all costs. Thus begins her downward spiral into extreme paranoia and self-mutilation. She just needs to make it through the summer.

Says THE SOUND OF SUMMER director Guy, “It’s crazy to think I’ve been a fan of Unearthed Films for almost 20 years. Even crazier to think my latest film is getting released alongside so many that have previously influenced me. Unearthed Films has introduced me to so many greats, and I couldn’t be happier to be welcomed into their fucked up little family. It’s been a decade since I shot my first film in my mum’s garage, and even longer since I first showcased films on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who has followed me throughout this journey, and greetings to those who will find me through this new release! Bring on the summer!” 

THE SOUND OF SUMMER is available for Pre-Order from Amazon and Grindhouse Video.

Grace Detwiler
Rue Morgue's Online Assistant Editor - Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.