THE GREAT YOKAI WAR
Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 124 min. Release Year: 2005 Language: Japanese
Starring: Hiroyuki Miyasako, Kaho Minami, Riko Narumi, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shirō Sano
“Feels like THE NEVERENDING STORY gone berserk.”— Patrick Pryor, LETTERBOXD
YOKAI MONSTERS was a hallucinatory series of Theremin-fueled films that combined Kaiju-styled beasties with epic mythological storylines. Decades after the original series ended, genre legend Takashi Miike (AUDITION) unleashed THE GREAT YOKAI WAR—a loose remake of YOKAI MONSTERS: SPOOK WARFARE that explodes with psychedelic madness. The story follows a boy who teams-up with a group of Yokai monsters to defend humanity against an ancient demon that has sworn retribution against modern-day Japan.