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Helldriver -- This no-holds-barred zombie thriller features outlandish special effects and a sarcastic attitude to go with the onscreen carnage. The plot focuses on a teenage girl's attempts to dispatch her psychopathic cannibal mother and uncle.


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Yoshihiro Nishimura (written by) &
Daichi Nagisa (written by)
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Release Date:
23 July 2011 (Japan) See more »
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Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Writing credits
Yoshihiro Nishimura (written by) &
Daichi Nagisa (written by)

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Akifumi Sugihara .... executive producer
Ryô Uchiyama .... line producer
Hiroyuki Yamada .... producer
Shôta Ôba .... marketing producer
Original Music by
Kou Nakagawa  (as Kô Nakagawa)
Cinematography by
Shu G. Momose 
Film Editing by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
Costume Design by
Minori Niizaki 
Makeup Department
Yoshinari Dohi .... special makeup effects artist
Daisuke Ebata .... special makeup effects artist
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Ayumi Nakajima .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Chieko Shimizu .... hair stylist
Chieko Shimizu .... makeup artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Ikumi Taguchi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Shiozaki .... assistant director
Art Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... character designer
Sound Department
Hisashi Iwamaru .... sound mixer
Kyûya Nakagawa .... sound
Visual Effects by
Satoru Ichikawa .... cg artist
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Iori Mineta .... cg artist
Hidenobu Sasakura .... cg director
Shigenori Sobue .... cg artist
Miyuki Wakamatsu .... cg artist
Yoshio Miyaki .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Ôta .... lighting director
Editorial Department
Takeshi Wada .... editing director
Music Department
Ted Geoghegan .... singer
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... singer
Marc Walkow .... singer
Other crew
Norman England .... subtitlist
Isao Karasawa .... action director
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
Demo Tanaka .... director: making of
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion

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Also Known As:
"Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ" - Japan (original title)
"Hell Driver" - International (English title) (alternative spelling), Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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117 min | 106 min (international version) | Taiwan:105 min (Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival)
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"Resident Evil", "Night of the Living Dead", "Planet Terror", "Machete", "Bloodrayne" and "Kill Bill" were strong influences behind this film.See more »
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6 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Underwhelmed, 15 October 2011
Author: benjamindbennett from United States

Okay, when you go to see a so-bad-it's-good horror/zombie movie, there are a few expectations that need to be met and I could never get past the fact that the act of watching zombies getting killed wasn't amusing. Seriously. The movie used thousands of liters of blood and all too often watching it spray was not remotely funny. The movie delivers on a lot of fronts, but at the end of the day there was too much gore and weird sh*t going on and not enough hilarity and cheering on the hero on screen.

When I saw the movie, it was the headliner for a horror movie film festival and by all means all of the circumstances for movie success were there, but it was just one of those ineffable things where the movie just didn't live up to the expectations.

tl;dr Had potential, but not as entertaining/lighthearted as it should have been

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