Bloody First Teaser for “THE WORLD OF KANAKO” Hits From Drafthouse Films!


While they might not always operate within the confines of the horror genre, there’s few people that would argue that the interests of Drafthouse Films and horror fans don’t overlap. Offering imaginative, kick-ass entertainment from around the globe, Drafthouse Films is never afraid to bring the blood and gore in a big way, and that certainly seems to be the case for the out-of-control revenge flick THE WORLD OF KANAKO. And with the film hitting VOD and select locations on December 4th, Drafthouse films has released the insane first trailer for KANAKO, which you can see below!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for THE WORLD OF KANAKO…

An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, THE WORLD OF KANAKO is a non-stop visual and emotional assault to the senses as it follows troubled ex-detective Akikazu (Kôji Yakusho) on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako. What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity––surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akizaku stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear.

Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, THE WORLD OF KANAKO is an astonishing tour de force of mystery, beauty and boundary-pushing violence. A wildly kinetic and startlingly venomous throwback to the best that Asian extreme cinema has to offer, THE WORLD OF KANAKO offers a trip right up to the edge of a man’s private hell––and over it.

Did that trailer get your attention? Good; Drafthouse Films is a distributor destined to break big one of these days, and by supporting completely batshit and 100% original cinema, you can help make that happen while getting a damn good viewing experience out of it. So keep an eye out for THE WORLD OF KANAKO on December 4th, especially if there’s a nearby Drafthouse in your area, and look for more information on future Drafthouse Films releases (including Karyn Kusama’s exercise in unnerving tension, THE INVITATION) here at FANGORIA.com!

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