One of the most critically-acclaimed genre films of the past decade and a record-shattering blockbuster in its native Japan, One Cut of the Dead.
Scoring a rare “100% Fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes, the film follows a movie crew “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.”
This hit film is written, directed, and edited by Shinichiro Ueda, and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Shuhama, Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, and Manabu Hosoi.
During its lengthy festival run, One Cut of the Dead received numerous awards and accolades, including the Audience Award and Best Director at Fantastic Fest, Best Film at Fantasia, Best Film at Bifan Fantastic Film Festival, Grand Prix at Vevey International Funny Film Festival, the Press Award at Morbido Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Imagine Film Festival, Panic Fest, Brussels International Film Festival, and Lees Film Festival.
Shudder, in association with theatrical partner Variance Films, is bringing festival favorite One Cut of the Dead to the big screen, prior to its debut on Shudder – and they’re bringing it everywhere. Opening in NYC (IFC Center) and LA (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown) on September 13th, people around the country won’t have to wait – over 60 one-night screenings across the US and Canada are slated for Tuesday, September 17th, with additional screenings to follow and more being added daily.
Sink your teeth into the trailer for One Cut of the Dead. It’s up to you to make the choice to heed the warning. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.