Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito Draws for Inside Thriller Film
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Acclaimed horror manga creator Junji Ito brought his iconic style to create artwork for the independent thriller film Inside. The 2016 Spanish film directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas and written by Jaume Balagueró and Manu Díez follows pregnant widow Sarah Clark (Rachel Nichols) who finds herself the targeted by a woman (Laura Harring) obsessed with her unborn child.
The Spanish film is a remake of the French horror film À l'intérieur released in 2007. Junji Itō commented on his impression of the new film. He said, "This is the scariest situation for a pregnant woman! It was a thriller reminiscent of the work of Alfred Hitchcock. Also the motives of the murderer are complex, it had me shivering even after the film ended."
Inside is opening in theaters in Japan on July 13.
Junji Ito's horror stories were the subject of the Junji Ito "Collection" anime. Ito's work has been adapted into live-action films before, like Uzumaki and Tomie, Viz Media has released Ito's Tomie story collection, Gyo, Uzumaki, Fragments of Horror, and most recently Shiver in North America. The company recently licensed Ito's Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection manga. Kodansha USA has released his not-so-scary true story manga about learning to live with his fiance's cats under the title Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu, and Vertical licensed and released The Dissolving Classroom.
Source: Comic Natalie