On August 19th, the first full trailer for the upcoming omnibus horror movie ‘Torihada‘ – starring actress Tanimura Mitsuki – was released on its official website.
The movie is a live-action adaptation of the omnibus horror drama of the same name on Fuji TV, which spawned a total of six parts between 2007 and 2009. Despite airing very late at night, it enjoyed great popularity and kept many people from falling asleep. The interesting part about this horror drama series is the fact that it doesn’t resort to ghosts or strange phenomena in order to scare the protagonists and the viewers. It simply plays with the feeling of despair and uncontrollable curiosity and explores the madness that lurks within each of us.
It’s directed by the same person who already directed the drama – Miki Kouichiro. Moreover it features actresses like Tanimura who already appeared in the drama such as Kinami Haruka, Satsukawa Aimi, and Iriki Mari. AKB48’s Miyazaki Miho will also accomplish her silver screen debut in this movie.
‘Torihada’ is split into several short stories that seem to be completely unrelated to each other at first glimpse. Tanimura plays a woman named ‘Hikari’, who works as an operator at a call center. Everyday she has to deal with all sorts of complaints. ‘Hikari’ is a plain and diligent woman, but she’s also having an affair with her boss. One day, after going home from work as usual, she notices that the name of her neighbor is the same as of one particular middle-aged customer who’s bothering her at the call center.
In the trailer we can see how ‘Hikari’ is getting showered with unreasonable insults over the phone at work. We also get a glimpse at the other stories where each protagonist’s ordinary life is gradually turning into a world of fear. The catchphrase which was released along with the poster on the same day reads: “Stories that will have you trembling with fear when staying up late.” The poster is also filled with ominous lines such as “Temptation and Suspicion,” “Abnormal Love,” and “Despair born from the discrepancy between dream and reality“.
‘Torihada’ is scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide on September 13th.