Saturday, October 9, 2010
Helldriver - Yoshihiro Nishimura (2010)
"Tokyo Gore Police" director and special effects wizard Yoshihiro Nishimura returns with more grisly, visceral action with "Helldriver". Set in a Japan divided in two by a zombie epidemic a chainsaw-wielding high school girl leads a group of humans deep into zombie territory in order to kill the queen of the zombies. make sure your tongue is set firmly in your cheek for this one. "Helldriver" premieres at this year's Sitges Film Festival.
Yog: Monster from Space - Ishiro Honda (1970)
Director Ishiro Honda began his giant monster odyssey in 1954 with the iconic "Godzilla" and kept the kaiju action going for two decades. 1970's "Yog: Monster from Space" (a.k.a. "Space Amoeba", a.k.a. "Gezora, Ganime, Kamoebas: Decisive Battle! Great Monsters of the Southern Seas") was Honda's second to last monster film he directed at Toho. A disembodied alien hitchhikes to Earth on a space probe. Landing off the coast of Japan it possesses and mutates a squid and sets on a path of destruction.