Synapse Films brings you the Japanese horror film Evil Dead Trap

Synapse Films today announced that it is working on a DVD version of Evil Dead Trap, the controversial Japanese horror film by director director Toshiharu Ikeda.

The film surrounds Nami, a talk show hostess, who tells her audience to send in home videos to profile on her late night program. Soon, she receives an anonymous videotape in the mail. A tape containing terrifying imagery. She watches in horror as an unseen filmmaker follows a route to an abandoned factory, and brutally tortures and kills a woman on camera. A camera crew is assembled and they set off to follow the videotape’s trail to the foreboding location. What they find there is a horror beyond imagination! There is someone,or
something, in the mysterious building. Something waiting in the shadows to torture and murder them one by one.

With “Evil Dead Trap”, director Toshiharu Ikeda has created a horrifying masterpiece of Japanese cinema. The kinetic visual style is reminiscent of Dario Argento, David Cronenberg and Sam Raimi and it builds with genuine suspense and terror. Written by Takashi Ishii, Evil Dead Trap was so popular it spawned many sequels and was a hit in theatres. This film has a huge cult following and is sure to please any serious horror film fan!

Synapse’s DVD will contain the comletely uncut version of the movie in a new widescreen transfe and the film’s original Japanese language with English subtitles. The disc will also contain the movie’s theatrical trailer and a commentary track by director Toshiharu Ikeda, provided the director can accomodate the recording of the track in the schedule. “Evil Dead Trap” is scheduled for release on June 6 and will carry a suggested retail price of $29.98.

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