The Japanese film industry is pretty epic. They do scary well. They do other things well too, but let’s focus on the scary for a moment. Miss Zombie is the first original story by cult director Sabu in over ten years.
Showing at this years Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, Miss Zombie is one of the more eagerly anticipated international films that will be showcased. View the trailer after the fold:
Synopsis: A doctor and his family receive an unexpected delivery from an old friend at their remote country home – a large wooden crate containing a gun, a female zombie and an instruction sheet telling them not to feed her meat. The family is concerned, of course, but she seems harmless enough. Perhaps she can help clean up outside? Welcome to the unusual world of MISS ZOMBIE, a world in which the zombie virus is clearly a well-known phenomenon and in which more docile sufferers are bought and sold to hobbyists or those looking for cheap labour. It’s a practice not without controversy – the neighbours aren’t thrilled about the newly arrived undead – but she’s quiet, requires little supervision and is an immediate hit with the family’s young son.