Liked Audition? The director has a new J-horror coming out.

Japanese director Takashi Miike, famous for films like Audition, Ichi The Killer, and One Missed Call, released his new horror movie Over Your Dead Body to Japanese cinemas last year, as well as screened it at international film festivals.  Over Your Dead Body, originally titled Kuime, is a modern retelling of a famous Japanese ghost story.

From the press release:

Taking its cue from the art of Kabuki, the terrifying tale unfolds within the walls of a theatre where a troupe of players are in rehearsals for a production of Yotsuya Kaidan, a 200-year-old tale of murder, betrayal, and phantasmagorical vengeance — and where life comes to imitate art in ultimately shocking ways.

A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he’s a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish? Or has it already turned hideously dark?

Over Your Dead Body will be released to Blu-ray on January 5th. The trailer looks like a nightmare– a beautifully executed Miike-made nightmare.