Ikeda directs - Takashi Ishii writes
Japanese title SHIRYO NO WANA 3: CHIGIRETA AI NO SATSUJIN
[Evil Dead Trap 3: Broken Love Killer]
also known as BRUTAL INSANITY OF LOVE and FROZEN TORSO,
starring: Shiro Sano · Megumi Yokoyama · Kimiko Yo · Tatsuo Yamada · Kenji
character is a policewoman named Nami [every screenplay written by Takashi
Ishii has a Nami; it's his signature]. She is investigating the
supposed suicide death of a university student. Clues lead her to a professor
who may - or may not - have been sexually involved with the girl. Nami
stakes out the teacher's house, and ends up shadowing his wife to a lesbian
bar [a particularly creepy scene that culminates with a vicious axe assault].
After the dust settles, the policewoman discovers the mutilated body of
a dead woman. But the professor and his wife aren't around for an interrogation.
It appears they've left the city for their resort home on the beach. When
yet another headless/limbless corpse is found on the seashore, Nami realizes
she's dealing with a serial killer. But nothing could prepare her for
third unrelated entry in the Japanese franchise was written - like the
first one - by Takashi Ishii, the popular genre director behind Aya Sugimoto's
AND SNAKE movies as well as THE
SWEET WHIP, GONIN,
and numerous entries in the ANGEL
GUTS series. He and Toshiharu Ikeda were best friends at the time
of this shoot but industry jealousies and competition would separate them
in the years to come.
Toshiharu Ikeda was best known for helming the landmark EVIL
DEAD TRAP in 1988 (one of the best horror films to ever emerge
from Japan). He made numerous other films - mostly thrillers or erotica
- for Nikkatsu and Toho Studios. An exclusive interview can be found in
Cult Cinema #18. His MAN
BEHIND THE SCISSORS won Best Movie at the prestigious Tokyo Film
Festival in 2008. That would be his last feature film; Toshiharu Ikeda
committed suicide by drowning in Dec 2010 at age 59.
Japanese film with English subtitles; widescreen uncut (96 min.);
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include theatrical trailer.
for Mature Audiences