Series creator Mick Garris has provided FANGORIA some more info on director Takashi (AUDITION) Miike’s MASTERS OF HORROR segment, which begins shooting this month in Japan. “Miike’s story is based on the Japanese novel BOKKEE KYOTEE,” Garris reveals. “It is set some 150 years ago in Japan, as an American journalist tracks down the Japanese courtesan he left some years before. It is a twisted ghost story. It will be shooting at the same time as HAECKEL’S TALE, but will probably wrap after the John McNaughton episode.”
Penned by the Okayama-born Shimako Iwai, BOKKEE KYOTEE (which translates as “Really Scary”) won several major Japanese literary awards after being published by Kadokawa Shoten, home of RINGU author Koji Suzuki and other horror specialists. Genre favorite Rutger (‘SALEM’S LOT) Hauer stars in Miike’s adaptation.
FANGORIA magazine’s extensive MASTERS OF HORROR coverage and an exclusive Miike interview on his new films (including Lions Gate’s THREE…EXTREMES) will appear in FANGORIA #248, on sale in October. You can see the series’ official website here.