One Cut of the Dead
Directed by Shinichiro Ueda
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. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
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.
Cast: Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Mao, Takayuki Hamatsu
F*#king brilliant! I had no expectations for this film (and in fact it had been on the bottom of my watch list for a very long time) but this is an absolutely brilliant idea that was executed amazingly well from start to finish. This is not what you are expecting and by the time the turn comes it gets even better. Both a film about zombie films, film-making, and behind the scenes slapstick comedy all rolled into one. A film I highly recommend.
Came in expecting a dumb horror film and got a surprisingly smart take on filmmaking in general. Definitely worth the quick watch!
possibly the most well thought out film
I know I know, 20 minutes in and you are rolling your eyes, but the payoff is well worth it.