IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN SOY SAUCE TO PUT THIS SUSHI DOWN!
Keiko (Rina Takeda) is the daughter of a legendary sushi chef. Hoping to follow in his footsteps, she enters into training under her father’s guidance. His kung fu-like regime is rigid, pushing her to impossible mental and physical limits and Keiko, unable to bear the strain, runs away from home. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is dismayed to find that her co-workers are an eccentric lot who have it in for the new girl. Complicating matters is the arrival of a group of employees from Komatsu Pharmaceutical there to sample the inn’s famous specialty sushi. Following them in pursuit of revenge is Yamada (Kentaro Shimazu), a medical researcher betrayed by the Komatsu president. Disgruntled and seeking revenge, Yamada injects the hotel sushi with a drug that not only brings it to life, but also turns it into ferocious, bloodthirsty killers!
Right away, the reanimated sushi begins to kill off the hotel guests. Fatty tuna chews into human tongues; flesh-hungry salmon roe leaps about with gnashing fangs; and the sashimi pieces laid across the bodies of beautiful, semi-nude women devour them before the eyes of the stunned guests.
Panic ensues as the sushi multiplies, infecting humans and turning them into zombie-like creatures. Fighting back with the assistance of the inn’s disgraced former sushi chef Sawada (Shigeru Matsuzaki), Keiko turns her kung fu on the flying killers. But will it be enough to fend off the unremitting terror of the killer fish and rice?
Director Noboru Iguchi has brought audiences machine gun schoolgirls, robot geisha, toilet zombies and karate robots. The next logical step for him? Killer sushi! And with the participation of martial arts prodigy Rina Takeda, DEAD SUSHI is sure to deliver action and crazy splatter in equal measure. But watch out if you get hungry while watching the film….because this sushi bites back!
Dead Sushi will be shown on the Main Screen at this year’s Film4 FrightFest at 11.15pm on Sunday 26th August 2012. If you have the chance, book your ticket as this is one film you won’t wanna miss!