[Trailer] “Yakuza Apocalypse” (2015)

The trailer for legendary genre film director Takashi Miike‘s latest effort Yakuza Apocalypse  promises absurdity, insanity, martial arts mayhem, yakuza vampires, and a big green cloth-suit frog.  Hayato Ichihara stars as Kagayama, a young yakuza member who is suddenly promoted  when his boss dies. The boss also passes on his legacy as a vampire to Kagayama. One wacky incident after another takes place, and rivalry between warring gangster factions becomes even more complicated when civilians rapidly become vampires and start proclaiming themselves as yakuza members. This red band trailer focuses more on the horror and action aspects of this genre-mashing movie, but it only hints at the surreal humor on tap.

Here’s a mild spoiler just to give you a further idea of how out there this film gets:  the cloth-suit frog that you see performing martial arts maneuvers near the end of a trailer is not a guy in a costume in the world of the film, it is an actual frog.

Yakuza Apocalypse makes its stateside debut in theaters and on demand on October 9.

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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.