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First news, trailer, poster: Japanese zombie film “ONE CUT OF THE DEAD”

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Life bloodily imitates art in ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, an ambitious zombie movie opening in Japan in June. Jump past the jump for the info, trailer and poster.

Written, directed and edited by Shinichiro Ueda, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (whose Japanese title literally translates as DON’T STOP THE CAMERA!) was produced by Yoshida Konosuke, Kentaro Kodama, Koji Muta, Koji Ichibashi and Koji Sone. The film’s highlight promises to be a zombie action sequence lensed in one continuous, 37-minute single take. The synopsis: “A director is hired to shoot a one-cut zombie film in a mountain location. He goes mad with power and does over 40 takes of the scenes. Just as the cast and crew can’t take it any more, they’re attacked by the real walking dead. Eager to make the greatest horror film of all time, the director keeps shooting the ultimate single take as his team is turned into zombies around him.”

Look for more on ONE CUT OF THE DEAD as we find it out!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.