Dir: Shinichiro Ueda, 2018, Japan, 96 min, Cert: 15
Sat 19 October // 19:30 / Cinema
“Not only the best zombie comedy in years, but it’s also the best movie about indie film-making in decades.” FilmSchoolRejects
Brainy and bloody in equal measure, One Cut of the Dead reanimates the moribund zombie genre with a refreshing blend of formal daring and clever satire. A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichirô Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious comedy that's as much about the trials and tribulations of independent filmmaking as it is about the walking dead. Anyone who's made a film or put on a show on a tight budget and out of love for the art will recognise themselves in this.
A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight....
...and then, the real movie begins...
Don't miss this rare chance to see your new favourite horror-comedy on the big screen!
Arrive promptly if you want to participate in ZOMBIE TRIVIA starting at 19:30. We'll have three quick rounds and then score your sheets during the film. (Very, very) small prizes to follow, and lavish praise heaped upon the winners.
“Shinichiro Ueda’s marvelously inventive horror-comedy breathes new life into the zombie genre.” – Variety
“The Best Zombie Comedy Since ‘Shaun of the Dead” Indiewire
“I’ve never seen anything quite like ONE CUT OF THE DEAD. A sublime, almost religious, experience that reminds me why I love movies.” – ScreenAnarchy