A uniquely hilarious dummies guide on how to survive a zombie holocaust, RAGE OF THE UNDEAD is equal parts Shaun of the Dead, Battle Royale and Videodrome!
Some fledgling film editors working in a sleazy video company find a mystical VHS tape that contains tips uncannily related to each undead encounter they face in the wake of a sudden zombie apocalypse! The walking dead are led by two enigmatic and deranged half-zombie women (played by Maimi Yajima and Airi Suzuki, members of the J-Pop band C-ute) who have ability to control the zombie’s every move, and are intent on turning every living soul into fodder for their undead army. Using the video as a ‘How-To’ manual, our heroes manage to fight off repeated zombie attacks, but will it be enough to survive THE RAGE OF THE UNDEAD?
Playing with the tropes and conventions of zombies and zombie movies RAGE OF THE UNDEAD brilliantly turns the oeuvre on its head – This is easily the smartest horror-comedy to ever come out of Asia!
Japan specializes in offbeat and innovative horror, although sometimes Japanese cinema pushes through boundaries that are there for a reason – especially in terms of gendered violence. Happily though Rage of the Undead is the former rather than the later and is a great deal of fun to watch especially if you are familiar with the zombie genre.