Exclusive Short Film Premiere: Pablo Absento’s Jarring Japanese Legend, “SLIT”


Earlier this year, FANGORIA brought fright fans around the globe the online premiere of Pablo Absento’s acclaimed short film SHI, which earned praise from Guillermo del Toro and other genre filmmakers all across social media. Now, the ambitious Absento has reteamed with FANGORIA to premiere her latest short horror offering, SLIT, which serves as the launchpad of her upcoming scare series, JAPANESE LEGENDS!

Having premiered at San Diego’s Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival, here’s the official synopsis for SLIT…

The film tells about a part of a famous urban legend, which is believed to be based on true events. A strange character walking around the empty streets was terrifying locals in the ’70s and ’80s of the last century. Rumors of alleged sightings began spreading around the Nagasaki prefecture, then spread throughout Japan and caused panic in many towns.


“SLIT was planned as the first episode of the JAPANESE LEGENDS project,” says Absento. “It was planned as an independent web-series of short episodes. But after the world premiere of SLIT in San Diego, a lot of things have changed. some serious industry players got interested in the project, and now, we are developing JAPANESE LEGENDS as a TV-series of full-length episodes. Stay tuned for more details!”

Starring Absento herself as well as Steve LeFever, you can check out SLIT in its entirety below! You can find more information on JAPANESE LEGENDS at the series’ Facebook and SLIT’s IMDb. Stay tuned for more from Absento and JAPANESE LEGENDS here at FANGORIA.com!

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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