Fans of Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure) and his contributions to J-horror will be happy to know that the director’s latest film Creepy will see its wide, digital release in just a few weeks on November 25th, 2016. Ahead of its release, however, the film will also screen for lucky Texas residents as part of the Austin Asian American Film Festival–the lone horror flick in the line-up!
Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura who begins to suspect that his neighbor is a psychopath. Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi, and Masahiro Higashide star in the film.
Creepy will see its Texas premiere on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 8:45pm at Austin’s Blanton Auditorium. Tickets to the film are currently still available for purchase to non-badge holders. Dread Central’s Drew Tinnin (review) and Gareth Jones (review) both enjoyed Kurosawa’s latest, which marks his first horror outing in a decade.
For more information on Creepy and the Austin Asian American Film Festival, check out the film’s page on the festival’s official site and the trailer below!
After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, criminal psychologist and former police detective Takakura (Nishijima) quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer. But his desire to get to the bottom of criminals’ motives remains, and he does not hesitate long when former colleague Nogami (Higashide) asks him to reopen an old case.
Six years ago, a family disappeared under mysterious circumstances and to this day no body has been found. While Takakura immerses himself in the old files, his wife Yasuko (Yuko Takeuchi) introduces herself to their new next-door neighbors with little gifts. In the process, she meets the mysterious Mr Nishino (Kagawa) who attempts to shield himself and his family from everyone else. Takakura senses something odd about them. Then he is approached by the Nishinos’ daughter Mio (Ryoko Fujino), whose shocking whispered confession shatters the serenity of his new life: ‘That man in my house is not my father… He’s a total stranger.’ Past and present suddenly become entangled and unraveling them becomes a life-threatening task for Takakura.