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.



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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle