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Takashi Miike’s “LUMBERJACK THE MONSTER” sets North American premiere and Netflix date

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | News


The Japanese auteur’s latest is a serial killer shocker with a difference.

New York City’s Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) has announced that it will host the North American premiere showing of Takashi Miike’s LUMBERJACK THE MONSTER on Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m. There will also be a pre-screening reception at 7 p.m. with beverages donated by Sapporo-Stone Brewing and Brooklyn Kura. The screening is being presented in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, as part of its Escape from Tribeca program. LUMBERJACK THE MONSTER will then be released on Netflix June 1.

Based on Mayusuke Kurai’s novel, LUMBERJACK THE MONSTER stars Kazuya Kamenashi, Nanao, Riho Yoshioka, Shota Sometani and Shido Nakamura. The synopsis: “This cat-and-mouse chase between a serial killer and a lawyer hot on his trail is filled with gruesome murders, missing brains, and disturbing secrets. The most disturbing? The lawyer is a psychopath. Yes, Takashi Miike’s newest nightmare is the brutal showdown between a serial killer and a psychopath lawyer. It’s a bloody good time.” Tickets for the premiere are available at Japan Society’s website; see the movie’s Japanese trailer below.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).