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Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to announce a pair of exciting guests from the world of Japanese genre film, along with the Premiere Screening of their violent, sexy new action film, GUN WOMAN.ASAMI and KURANDO MITSUTAKE are coming to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014!
Japanese actress Asami needs no introduction to anyone familiar with her work in the field of independent action, horror and splatter movies in Japan, having appeared in such modern genre classics as THE MACHINE GIRL, ROBO-GEISHA, KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR, the YAKUZA-BUSTING GIRLS films, ZOMBIE ASS, DEAD SUSHI and many more. Her filmography also extends to dozens of entries in the erotic “pink cinema” field, such as EROTIBOT, LUST OF THE DEAD, THREE SLAVE WOMEN, FEMALE PRISONER AYAKA and the pink horror film HORNY HOUSE OF HORROR. Her powerful onscreen presence, deft comedy skills, lovely face and body, and bright and cheerful attitude always shine through, no matter what role she takes, and her performance in Kurando Mitsutake’s newest film GUN WOMAN brings her to a new level of action film achievement. Starring as a mute girl who is transformed from a sex worker into a hard-as-steel assassin, Asami spends much of the film nude and covered in blood in her quest for revenge on behalf of her master, a psychopathic doctor whose family has been slaughtered.Asami makes her first North American convention appearance at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014, and her wide body of work as well as her fantastic presence in person are sure to make the event unforgettable for fans of Japanese fantastic and genre cinema.
Los Angeles-based actor / director Kurando Mitsutake specializes in mixing American and Japanese genre film elements to create unique mixtures of Eastern and Western flavor that appeal to fans on both sides of the Pacific. He’s appeared on TV shows such as “Ugly Betty” and “Heroes” (where he played recurring villain White Beard during season two), and headlined his own film SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF, as a sightless wanderer seeking revenge against the villain who blinded him and slaughtered his wife and daughter.
Kurando Mitsutake’s latest film, GUN WOMAN, will Premiere at Texas Frightmare Weekend! GUN WOMAN, features legendary pink and action / horror film actress Asami in her first international production, as the deadly instrument of a psychopathic doctor’s bizarre revenge scheme.
The Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse is returning to Texas Frightmare Weekend!
George A. Romero defined the modern zombie with his sextet of “dead” films including the groundbreaking 1968 Night of the Living Dead, 1978′s Dawn of the Dead and 1985′s Day of the Dead. Without his influence there could not have been the zombie genre as we currently know it. His influence has dominated such works as The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, World War Z and countless others.
Romero directed what became one of the most celebrated American horror films of all time: Night of the Living Dead. He continued to direct films through the 70′s including The Crazies and Martin. In 1978, Romero returned to the zombie genre with Dawn of the Dead. In the 80′s Romero directed several classics including Knightriders, Creepshow, Day of the Dead and Monkey Shines. He also produced the long running TV show Tales From the Darkside. Since then he’s directed Two Evil Eyes, The Dark Half, Bruiser and has continued his zombie saga with Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
Romero is currently writing Empire of the Dead for Marvel Comics which hits comic shops this month.
Most recently Band announced the rebirth of WIZARD Video, this time as WIZARD Studios, an exciting acquisition program and distribution outfit designed to spotlight rising independent filmmakers and their cutting-edge genre pictures. For more info please visit the Wizard Video page.