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
An exceptionally clever movie that sets your expectations and then gleefully resets them. Enjoyable, funny and carried really well by Takayuki Hamatsu as Director Higurashi. Probably more of a comedy drama than a horror at the end of the day, but is mild enough to show your horror-wary friends and will stand up to repeated viewings. Top notch.
I’ve seen a ton of horror movies that were created in different countries. This is definitely one of the bad ones...
Really, I understand the frustration of the first 30 minutes. But frankly when I first saw it, it was soooo hilariously bad that I wanted to carry on watching to see exactly what happens next! I mean, it was so clearly bad and so many dead air bits that it became intriguing. It is one of the best experiences in cinema. I watched it with a firstly murmuring then mumbling then properly whooping and cheering, packed cinema. Have an open mind and believe me, it bears up to second viewing, third viewing, or any time when you need that confirmation that being a horror fan is a blessing.
A good friend shows this movie to their friends. A great friend makes their friends watch this blind.
Appeals more to my love of the film making process than to my horror interests, but going into this blind was a great experience and without sounding hokey, subverted my expectations. No spoilers but every thought I had at the beginning that was negative was addressed and I thought that was very clever. 5/5 for creativity, showmanship and spirit.