SUFF is honoured to present the theatrical cut of Sion Sono's nine-part mini-series Tokyo Vampire Hotel, a film that oozes with colour, delirious spectacle, and tons of blood and gore. Festival regular Sono needs no introduction, having helmed past favourites The Virgin Psychics, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? and Guilty Romance. Here, he tackles an eternal vampire blood feud in 2021, as the Dracula family and fellow vamp clan the Corvins prepare for cataclysmic battle. The result is a confetti cannon full of blood squibs coming right at your face, in typical Sono fashion. With vampire flicks proving so passé of late, Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a refreshing blast, rising out of the ashes to prove that the genre still has life — and offering a nonstop rush of bloodsucking mayhem in the process.
“Tokyo Vampire Hotel is more than your usual stab at Japanese extreme cinema; it’s a visual feast for all you cinephiles and is a non-stop slashfest featuring gorgeous gals, guns, gangs, blood-soaked orgies, charismatic killers and a score to die for.”