Frightfest preview: Dead Sushi Simon Fitzjohn August 4, 2012 Features, Film4 Frightfest 1881 No horror festival would be complete without some Asian madness, and Frightfest deliver the goods with Dead Sushi. Directed by the legendary Noboru Iguchi, who has given the world the likes of The Machine Girl and Robogeisha, and more recently, Tomie: Unlimited, this is Japanese excess at its very best. Rina Takeda stars as Keiko, who after being disowned by her sushi chef father, finds work in a resort hotel catering for the up-market business sector. But when staff from a nearby research lab check in for a slap-up meal, carnage ensues when a disgruntled former employee decides to get his revenge by infecting the fish being prepared. Soon Keiko and the rest of the hotel staff are fighting off razor-toothed sushi and other assorted fishy business in a crazy climax. Described as a ‘hilarious sashimi shocker’, and featuring a truly insane trailer (see below), Dead Sushi looks as though it could be one of the more entertaining films on offer when it screens at Frightfest on Sunday, August 26.