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Contemporary Horror Auteur Film Series: One Missed Call

June 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Stevenson, Room 150


One Missed Call FlyerHelmed by the wildly prolific Takashi Miike, whose other notable horror credits include Audition (1999), Visitor Q (2001), Gozu (2003), and Imprint (2006), One Missed Call takes the anxieties surrounding the obsolescence of video tape technology that were so gloomily evoked in Ringu (1998) and shifts them onto the rise of cellular phone communication and the exploitative potentials of reality television. Yumi Nakamura (Kô Shibasaki) tries to find out who or what is behind the death of her friend, Yoko (Anna Nagata). Two days before her death, Yoko receives a voice message from herself dated two days in the future, and in this message Yoko and Yumi can hear Yoko screaming. Yumi’s search for answers becomes increasingly urgent as she too receives a voice message from herself with the date of her future death. Followed by two sequels, a short-lived Japanese TV series, and an American remake, One Missed Call is not to be missed! 

For the remainder of the quarter, we will be showing films by contemporary horror film auteurs from France, Japan, and the United States each week. Same time, same place. All are welcome. Tell your family, invite your friends.

Sponsored (or at least turned a blind eye) by the Literature Department, and produced by the usual gang of aficionados. More informative flyers to follow weekly.


June 1, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm