The Chapter Arts centre in Cardiff will partner with Wales’ International Horror Festival Abertoir to bring a selection of horror movies to cinemagoers on Halloween night and the highlight for Japanese film fans has to be the appearance of Yakuza Apocalypse, the latest film from horror and action movie maestro Takashi Miike.
Yakuza boss Kamiura is rumoured to be invincible – the truth is he is a bloodsucking vampire boss! Kageyama, his most loyal underling, is viewed by the others in the gang with disdain. Assassins, aware of boss Kamiura’s secret, deliver him an ultimatum: return to the international syndicate he left years ago, or die. Kamiura refuses and is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, Kamiura passes on his vampire powers to Kageyama. As he begins to awaken to his newfound abilities, Kageyama’s desire to avenge the murder of boss Kamiura sets him on a course for a violent confrontation.
The film plays on Halloween night and starts at 11:30pm.