The Profane Exhibit, produced by David Bond and Manda Manuel, is a horror anthology we here at HCF are following very closely indeed. The depraved, sick and twisted collection of vile horror stories is gradually nearing completion, and news has reached us today that another segment is now finished.
Yoshihiro Nishimura’s short film, titled Jigoku No Chorishi (Hell Chef), has now been completed and some new images have been released to give you a taste of what to expect. The above image and the two below are both from the short film, so please enjoy! Nishimura has previously directed such cult classics as Tokyo Gore Police, Meatball Machine, Helldriver and Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl. He has also directed a short film for the upcoming ABC ‘s of Death.
Synopsis for Hell Chef:
Serial killing and cannibalism meet gourmet cooking in Yoshihiro Nishimura’s “Jigoku No Chorishi” (“The Chef of Hell”/”The Hell Chef”), a fetishistic tale of murder, suicide and madness set in contemporary Tokyo. Iconic actress Eihi Shiina stars as a mysterious, parasol-carrying woman who encounters a school uniform-wearing, wrist-cutter girl on the street, only to watch her escort a man back to her apartment and murder him. But when he proves to be not as dead as he looks, the parasol woman decides to instruct the younger girl in the arts of cannibal cookery, though that also doesn’t go quite as well as initially expected. CAST: Eihi Shiina, Maki Mizui, Hiroaki Murakami, and Jiji Bu with Haruka Nishimura and Norman England.
The Profane Exhibit is expected to arrive in May 2012. For more on the anthology, click here
Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club which is the home of a secret, wicked society. At first it resembles an ordinary fetish or goth nightclub, but hidden within the cavernous building are many hidden rooms. One of which is known as “The Room of Souls,” a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most evil people. Their host is the elegant yet frightening Madame Sabatier.
For their amusement, each member takes a turn and spins a true tale of their depravity: A good wife learns that her husband goes out at night to abduct and murder young women; A botched suicide attempt leads to a drug induced dream; A girl is believed to be possessed by a demon and her overly religious parents enlist the help of a corrupt reverend who has his own sinister plans; We are invited inside the deranged mind of a respected surgeon as he takes us on a guided tour of life, death, and everything in between; A young street prostitute crosses paths with a charismatic flesh trader and is forced to take an unspeakable journey of sex, violence, and murder; A nun is abducted off the streets of Rome and held captive for over a year turning her into a feral, murderous creature to be unleashed on society; A chance encounter on a fateful bus ride for an unsuspecting girl who dreams of riches and fame is her undoing; A man picks up a woman in a nightclub and soon finds himself at the mercy of a cult of women who believe consumption of their sacrifice will bring them to their highest form of female dominance; An unflinching look into darkest Africa where human life is traded for fortune and the most unspeakable atrocities are committed. It truly is a profane world, and this is THE PROFANE EXHIBIT. There are no boundaries.
By Matt Wavish