Great news, J-Horror fans! Director Shugo Fuii’s 2019 film, Mimicry Freaks (2019), will be streaming worldwide on Spamflix ahead of its theatrical release. It stars Tatsuji Sugiyama, Tomoya Mochizuki, Daiki Tanaka, Hitomi Kawano, and Hiroshi Katsura. The film will stream on April 2, 2020.
The film follows Fuma, a man that wakes up in a bed in the middle of a forest with his only son Ren, when suddenly a traditional Japanese monster, known as Namahage, attacks them. Not far from there, a wedding planner takes a young couple to a venue deep in the woods. When the two stories come together, the unpredictable happens. Inspired by a famous Japanese drawing, Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki by Seiu Ito, about abuse of minors, Mimicry Freaks disdains J-horror and focuses on the American codes of the genre. A cross between Chainsaw Massacre and Evil Dead, with a mix of mutations, massacres sponsored by everything you can find in the garden shed, blood that gushes through the air, etc.
Launched at the end of 2018, Spamflix was born with the aim to offer a platform with a precise editorial line of cult and avanguarde films, that makes available films to cinephile and film enthusiasts, that rarely are to be seen outside of the film festival circuit or its country of origin. Spamflix is co-financed by the Lisboa 2020 programme of the ERDF European Fund.