Vampire movies aren’t just popular in North America, they are huge all over the world (vampires are taking over the world! Bwhahaha!). We’ve got the incredibly noted Swedish ‘Let The Right One In’ and the beloved Korean ‘Thirst’ and now we have the new Japanese vampire flick ‘Higanjima.’
Written by Tetsuya Ôishi and directed by Tae-Kyun Kim, the movie is about the spine-chilling and creepy island of Higanjima, a place where no one has ever come back from alive. Probably because the island just so happens to be inhabited by menacing vampires. But when teenage Akira hears that his missing brother have been seen on the island, he and his friends go there to investigate.
This flick has already been released in Japan and Korea but will be shown at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that happens ever year – this year it is running March 12-21.
And if you’re a Twilight-lovin Kristen Stewart fan then you’ll be happy to know that not only will the vampire film ‘Higanjima’ be shown at the festival but so will Kristen’s new movie ‘Runaways.’ Unfortunately ‘Runaways’ has absolutely nothing to do with vampires, it’s actually about rock star Joan Jett (played by Stewart) and her rise to fame. But hey, New Moon’s evil Volturi, Dakota Fanning is also in the movie, so you have two Twilight stars together in one film.
If you want to know more about all of the many many movies and musicians showing at this year’s SXSW festival then check out their website for more info. I can’t even begin to tell you about how much is happening at the festival – I mean, you’ve got celebrity panels, movies, hundreds of concerts, dozens of movies and so much more.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).