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Run Time: 81 minutes
Art has given us Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Dickens. It has also given the Aina Art Academy in Japan an evil lump of clay thirsting for human blood. The story begins, as it often does, after a mysterious box is unearthed containing dried potter’s clay. When it is reconstituted by the students, the demons within are resurrected. Suddenly, Miss Aina’s students are being eaten and absorbed, becoming walking vampiric statues that can morph into any hideous shape necessary to satisfy their insatiable appetites. VAMPIRE CLAY is a completely unhinged spectacle of possessed pottery and carnivorous clay. When a mysterious stranger arrives, possibly the man responsible for these slaughtering sculptures, the surviving students are unsure if he is there to assist the demons or send them back to the hell they came from. Lovers of truly fringe horror cinema should grab their sculptor’s knives and line up now. In an increasingly uncertain world, VAMPIRE CLAY proves that even your art supplies are out to kill you. (In Japanese with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM
Film Is Art
International Narrative Competition
Soichi Umezawa was born in Fujisawa City, Japan. He is a special-effects makeup artist and film director who made his debut with “Y is for Youth,” a segment in the 2014 anthology “ABCs of Death 2.”
VAMPIRE CLAY (2017)
Yukihiko Yamaguchi, Soichi Umezawa, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Kyoka Takeda, Momoka Sugimoto, Ena Fujita, Yuyu Makihara, Asuka Kurosawa
This film is presented with the generous support of LYNN MILLINER.