19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021

Helldriver

Japan, 2010 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2011
In Cinema Globe Cinema:
Fri, Apr 15 11:30 PM

description

WELCOME TO ZOMBIE WORLD!
An alien-spawned, mysterious mist blankets the northern half of Japan, transforming those who inhale it into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies hell-bent on devouring the surviving human population. Plunged into chaos, Japan is torn in two - the southern half of the country, where the populace remains untouched by the deadly gas, lives behind a heavily-fortified wall, while the northern half is a lawless, zombie- infected wasteland. Political forces are locked in a stalemate over whether the living dead should remain protected as family members or exterminated like a plague.

Hope arrives in the form of Kika, a beautiful high school girl armed with a chainsaw sword powered by an artificial heart. Recruited by the government, Kika leads a ragtag group of desperados on a secret mission into the zombie-infected wilds to exterminate zombie queen.

Visionary filmmaker Yoshihiro Nishimura’s first solo directorial effort since Tokyo Gore Police is an epic, apocalyptic road movie featuring non-stop action and over-the-top splatter. The long-awaited realization of his dreams, Helldriver is Nishimura’s bid to create the ultimate zombie film.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Fantastic Fest 2010
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2010
Boston Underground Film Festival 2010

press for Helldriver

"If you’re into splatter-heavy gore with high pressure arterial blood spray and mutated creatures with appendages that are as perverse as they are inventive, (director) Nishimura is your man."
- Brutal as Hell

details

Narrative / Action / Horror / Comedy / Sci-Fi

Japanese with English subtitles
106 Minutes

credits

Director:
Yoshihiro Nishimura

Writers:
Yoshihiro Nishimura, Daichi Nagisa

Producers:
Yoshinori Chiba, Hiroyuki Yamada

Cast:
Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Yurei Yanagi, Kazuki Namioka

Website:

http://www.sushi-typhoon.com/ films/helldriver

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