Newly Restored: Teruo Ishii

HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN

Directed by Teruo Ishii

Japan, 1969, 1h 39min, DCP, In Japanese with English Subtitles

Newly Restored  Teruo Ishii

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Sun, Apr 14

In adapting several stories by Japan’s master of weird fiction Edogawa Rampo (a pseudonym: say the name aloud and you’ll get the reference to a certain American writer of terror tales), Teruo Ishii produces a masterpiece of the “ero-guro-nansensu” (erotic-grotesque-nonsense) thread of Japanese pulp art. Starting in an insane asylum and ending on a psychedelically rendered island of miscreants, it is truly a fascinating artifact of its times.

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