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    Fantasia ’15: Director and star talk “JU-ON: THE FINAL CURSE”

    With seven sequels under its belt (10, if you count the U.S. GRUDGE entries), JU-ON has proven to be the most durable series in the Japanese fright genre. Its spine-tingling angry-mom-and-creepy-son ghost combo has been with us since 1998; now, if titles are to be believed, the saga is wrapping up in its latest installment, JU-ON: THE FINAL CURSE, which has its international premiere tonight at Montreal’s Fantasia festival.

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    Exclusive set photos, poster, synopsis: Takashi Miike’s “YAKUZA APOCALYPSE”

    While films such as 13 ASSASSINS and FOR LOVE’S SAKE have catapulted director Takashi Miike into a more mainstream spotlight, it is his darker, more horrific work—AUDITION, ICHI THE KILLER, etc.—that has earned him a pedestal in the halls of hard-edged directors for FANGORIA readers worldwide. Now, after years of genre-cinema neglect, Miike returns to his roots with YAKUZA APOCALYPSE; read on for an exclusive look at a couple of set pics and the international poster.

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    Fantasia 2014 exclusive: Photos and director comments on “ZOMBIE TV”

    Undoubtedly, when George A. Romero dished up the first modern zombie film, the last thing he expected was for its premise to spread around the world like an unchecked pandemic. One nation hit hard recently has been Japan, where undead films are on the rise, and one of the latest and certainly the most twisted is ZOMBIE TV, an omnibus of living-dead stories making its Canadian premiere this Saturday, July 19 at Montreal’s Fantasia festival.

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