From British-born filmmaker Guy comes the blood-drenched, gore-filled Japanese horror The Sound of Silence
“In the relentless heat of the grueling summer, temperatures soar to blistering levels as cicadas emerge to sing their ear-shattering song. Months of continued exposure is enough to make anyone start to feel a little off. Anyone, except that oddity the locals call ‘the Cicada Man.’ Who is that strange man, and why is he always walking around with boxes full of live cicadas? More importantly, what does he do with them? As the heat gets to our heroine and her sanity depletes, real life and delusion begin to mix. Her darkest nightmares seep into our world, and she fears the Cicada Man has planted his swarm of insects inside her. She must get them out – at all costs. Thus begins her downward spiral into extreme paranoia and self-mutilation. She needs to make it through the summer.”
The Sound of Summer stars Shinya Hankawa, Kaori Hoshino, Kiyomi Kametani, and Shiori Kawai.
The indie film, never before seen outside of Japan, is coming from Unearthed Films to Blu-ray on June 13, 2023, from XYZ Films. You can pre-order your copy now.
Extras for this release include a trailer for The Sound of Summer, a trailer for Difficulty Breathing, also directed by Guy, a featurette titled Japanese Premiere, a Behind the Scenes featurette, and a Q&A titled Tokyo Talkshow with the creators of The Sound of Summer, Loud and legendary director Shozin Fukui.