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Japanese Mega-Hit ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Heads to Shudder

Japanese Mega-Hit ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Heads to Shudder

April 09, 2019

The $27,000 indie zombie comedy that made more than $26 million in Japan is finally coming to North America when One Cut of the Dead debuts exclusively on Shudder later this year. Variety broke the news.

One Cut is one of the most buzzed-about zombie comedies in recent memory. It’s currently at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with 39 reviews, including the one where IndieWire calls it a “one of the best zombie comedies since Shaun of the Dead and where Birth.Movies.Death calls it “a low-budget masterpiece.”

Winner of the Audience Award at last year’s Fantastic Fest and nominated for eight Japan Academy Awards (including best film, actor and director), One Cut of the Dead starts with a film crew shooting a zombie movie who stumble into an actual zombie outbreak—all shot in a single, 37-minute take. From there, the story widens its focus and shifts tone, culminating in a wild, crowd-pleasing final 30 minutes that reframes everything you thought you saw in an outrageous new light.

We’re super excited for you to see it.