The Fetist 1998
Atsui toiki (original title)
1h 5min | Drama, Thriller | 2 March 1998 (Japan)
A Japanese LGBT-themed horror film about a young gay man who gradually becomes a serial murderer.
Slightly strange Sato entry from 1998 revisiting the gay pinku once again. A young man in a somewhat abusive gay relationship slowly loses his mind and becomes a serial killer, slashing random people in the streets. There’s a next-door neighbour obsessed with capturing sounds and eavesdropping, another neighbour who has an S&M relationship with a girl that seems to unsettle and trigger violent and confusing thoughts in the young man, and there’s a gay painter who becomes obsessed with the young man. Violence escalates and becomes chaotic, but none of their behaviour makes any sense. Just more of the typical Sato themes of obsessions and fetishes turning violent I guess.
Director: Hisayasu Satô
Writer: Kishû Izuchi (screenplay)
Stars: Yoshihisa Nemoto, Yuichi Araki, Yôji Tanaka
Release Date: 2 March 1998 (Japan)
Also Known As: The Fetist