“Sion Sono’s poetry questions enjoyment and its function within contemporary Japanese society with ultra-violent precision. This is, in other words, Sion Sono at its finest.”
With Tokyo Vampire Hotel, Sion Sono finally found his chance to turn his childhood fascination, which started when he watched the 1958 cult classic Dracula starring Christopher Lee as a child – into a cinematographical product (General-note 1).
“[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.