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“VAMPIRE” | writer-director, Iwai Shunji

[PREMIERE SCREENING: Saturday, Jan. 22, 6:00 pm — Egyptian Theatre]

A few years after I wrote the first draft of the script, I read a news story in the local Japanese newspaper where the police were investigating a series of cases where the suspect or murderer would find and stalk his victims through online suicide websites/chat rooms and message boards. I found this coincidence completely shocking and surprising — I could not believe the similarities between the film and what was really happening. It’s creepy…

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