‘You’re not in Texas anymore. Welcome to Japan’
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre is a 2020 Japanese horror film about three American late teens who travel to Japan to have some fun. Unfortunately, they end up trapped in a house with a demented host family who plans to offer them to their gods in a sick ancient ritual known as Hitobashira, or The Human Pillar.
Written and directed by Kenta Osaka and Hirohito Takimoto, the Tokyo Bay Films Entertainment production stars Diana G., Will Harrell and Alex Derycz. The movie was produced by Hao Rong and Wilco C. Rullens (Ouija Japan).
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre will be available on DVD and Digital on October 2nd 2020 from Leomark Studios via CultureShock Japan.
“Writers/directors Kenta Osaka and Hirohito Takimoto have produced a very muddled affair that is by turns dull, incomprehensible and badly constructed. It’s saved by a bravura final act that scores points simply for being so over-the-top and farcical and is guaranteed to put a big smile on your face even if it is for all the wrong reasons.” 4/10, My Bloody Reviews
“Effects which rely far too much on really, really, cheap CGI, taking away from the films few instances of well-done practical make-up effects. Dumb, ridiculous, insane – just three of a myriad of words I could use to describe Tokyo Home Stay Massacre. If you’re a fan of those short Japan “shock” titles from back in the day, which were similarly OTT, then you might just get a kick out of this one!” Nerdly
” …much more a throwback to Japanese low budget shockers from the 1980s, where the obvious budgetary restrictions just led to inventive ways to put every Yen on screen, be it merely by using eccentric camera angles to use every corner of the sets, or by just going overboard in the gore department, with unnaturally gushing wounds and everybody getting sprayed in blood, or by putting into action some crazy fight scenes that are not rooted in reality but make a good (and inexpensive) spectacle on screen.” Search My Trash
“Tokyo Home Stay Massacre is a wild film that should help continue the “tourist horror” genre with this meshing that blends the likes of classics such as Texas Chain Saw Massacre with the eccentricities of Japanese cinema, along with some over the top practical and CGI gore!!! If you’re in for some crazy cinema, then you have to see this film!” World Film Geek