Two supernatural thrillers making their U.S. debut
Tartan Video has provided Shock the artwork and details for two forthcoming August DVD releases. First on the slab, Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman from director Koji Shiraishi. In Japan, it was originally called “The Slit-Mouthed Woman,” here’s the synopsis: Thirty years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose beautiful face had been grotesquely disfigured by a jealous husband. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and surgical mask, the spirit would approach young victims and, while removing her mask, ask “Am I pretty?” The victimâs response would almost always lead to their violent death. Now, one by one, children are disappearing again. As teachers and officials desperately begin to investigate, a panic begins to build as the womanâs spirit returns for some unfinished business and the town’s dark secrets are exposed.
“Carved” streets on August 14th. Two weeks later, on the 28th, Tartan will release Bad Blood which bears a striking resemblance to the plot of The Messengers (cover art looks familiar, too, hmm). Portuguese filmmakers Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra weave a tale of a father who uproots his family to a country home much to the chagrin of his wife who believes they should sell the piece of real estate. Shortly after they arrive, they discover by purchasing the house they’ve inherited a curse. Don’t expect to find Aidan from “Sex and the City” running around like Jack Torrance though.
Bonus features on both titles is being determined.