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Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Creepy comes to cinemas and Digital HD in November

25 August 2016

Eureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of Creepy, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breath-taking psychological thriller, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD from 25th November 2016.

Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who comes into people’s households and takes over their lives.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse, Bright Future, Tokyo Sonata), who won Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 for his elegiac drama Journey to the Shore, returns to genre in which he made his name with this “creepy” psychological thriller. Bringing in a great ensemble cast of leading Japanese actors & actresses, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has been quoted as saying: “Each actor exudes a mysterious delicacy and ferocity, which the camera has somehow been able to capture. The end result is this breath-taking thriller.”

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With its gripping suspense and riveting story, Creepy marks Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s return to the horror genre with a horrific thriller so intense that audiences around the world will shiver in fear. Variety described the film thus:

“Not since Bad Boy Bubby has plastic wrap been put to such scary use on screen as it is in Creepy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s nail-biting thriller dominated by a psychopath who exerts a malevolent hold on his neighbours. Ostensibly a character study of skin-crawling weirdness, the film finds the Nipponese chiller-maestro exploring his favourite themes of familial discord and communication breakdown. But while some critics have hailed the pic as a return to Kurosawa’s earlier "straight" horror films, like Pulse or Cure, it in fact represents a conscious move away from past phantasmagoric stylizations to evoke the horrors of modern existence in plain sight and form. The result should creep into nearly every niche for Asian genre films.”

Creepy will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and on Digital HD from 25th November 2016.