“[The narratives do] underline Katsumi Sasaki’s potential to become one of the best directors of the genre.”
Splatter, gore, horror, … . It wouldn’t be surprising if the next signifier one associates with these three words would be Japan. Japan has crafted some of the most crazy splatter and gore narratives to date.
“An enjoyable narrative [that] frames (…) gore in such an enjoyable and satisfying way [but will eventually leave] (…) spectators (…) wanting for more.”
While Hiroki Yamaguchi impressed international audiences with his sci-fi horror Hellevator (2004), a surprise hit on that years Fantasia Film Festival, he has remained largely unnoticed with the rest of his oeuvre. Despite the lack of a true international breakthrough, Yamaguchi has nevertheless kept making movies, expanding his oeuvre of mostly low-budget movies.