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Hit Zombie Comedy ONE CUT OF THE DEAD in Theaters Now

Hit Zombie Comedy ONE CUT OF THE DEAD in Theaters Now

September 13, 2019

One of the most successful box office stories of the decade, Shinichiro Ueda’s hilarious and heartfelt zombie horror/comedy One Cut of the Dead, begins its limited theatrical run today in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY. Not in those cities? Fear not: On September 17th, the film will have special one-off screenings in another 40+ theaters, with even more screenings later in the month. Yes, the film will stream on Shudder later this year, but trust us: this is one you want to see with a crowd. Find out if tickets are available in your area here:

Shot for about $25,000, the film grossed more than 1,000 times its budget, pulling in over $30 million worldwide, and finishing 2018 as the #7 highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan. Along the way it also became a cinematic phenomenon. Truly a one-in-a-million story, One Cut of the Dead has earned the adoration of audiences and critics alike, maintaining a perfect 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this post.

IndieWire calls One Cut of the Dead, “The best zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead.” Variety adds, “…marvelously inventive horror-comedy breathes new life into the zombie genre.” Film School Rejects says the movie is, “…not only the best zombie comedy in years, but it’s also the best movie about indie film-making in decades.” And the LA Times called One Cut “the year’s funniest zombie comedy.”

But here’s the thing: the movie is NOT what it first appears to be. We recommend NOT reading any of those above reviews and definitely don’t watch the trailer below. Instead, just go in cold and know that everything changes about 37 minutes in…

While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling. If you think you know what happens next, think again. Filmmaker Shinichiro Ueda turns the film on its head more than once for one of the wildest, funniest, and most surprising zombie movies of all time.

Updated 9.24.19: One Cut of the Dead is streaming on Shudder now!