Regular readers of Dread Central know that I’m a huge fan of One Cut of the Dead, a meta zombie-comedy I first experienced at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas last September. Now, the film will finally be unleashed upon the masses when the indie smash arrives on Shudder sometime this year!
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Here’s the scoop from this morning’s press release:
“The little, $27,000 indie zombie comedy that became a box office smash in Japan and around the world is finally coming to North America when One Cut of the Dead debuts on Shudder later this year. AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thrillers. and the supernatural picked up all rights in the U.S. and Canada to the international hit, which currently holds a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has grossed a staggering $28 million in Japan and $30 million worldwide. Shudder also acquired all rights in Australia and New Zealand, where the service is set to launch later this year.”
We don’t have an exact release date at this time, but we’ll bring you updates as soon as additional details are revealed. Stay tuned and check back often! In the meantime, check out the synopsis and trailer for One Cut of the Dead below.
Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie film in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility when they are attacked by real zombies.
One Cut of the Dead is written and directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, and Harumi Shuhama.