We gave you some updates on Japanese cinema last week, so why buck a recent and probably short lived trend now? Sion Sono (who you may know as the other Japanese director who makes like five movies per year) has made films about girls joining cults, girls committing suicide, girls joining cults and committing suicide, girls dancing in blood, girls being raped, girls being murdered by sentient hair extensions – plus some movies where good things actually happen to girls – so it can’t come as much of a surprise that he’d make a film like Tag, in which a multitude of girls are gunned down and sliced in half by mysterious (possibly supernatural) assailants.
Tag is based (loosely) on Yusuke Yamada’s novel, Real Onigokko, which was previously adapted as The Chasing World in 2008 and launched a film series that spanned four theatrical sequels and television series.
Sono’s critically acclaimed film about film, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? was released stateside last year. In addition to Tag, the workaholic director has three other films set to be released in 2015 (Love & Peace, Shinjuku Swan, and Minna! Esper Dayo! The Movie)