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BECAUSE THE DEAD SHINE ALL NIGHT LONG

Posted by Billyjam, April 7, 2008 10:09pm | Post a Comment


Just watching this short Suicide Kiss musical clip from the cult Japanese gory thriller, the independent 2002 Sion Sono directed Suicide Circle, aka Suicide Club, you immediately sense that the full film that it is taken from has to be one sinister and unsettling affair -- which it is.  

The musician behind the character playing Genesis in this clip got introduced to a lot of new foreign fans from his part in this movie.  But in his homeland he is a well-known longtime Japanese musician - Osaka born, 45 year old Rolly Teranishi - known as lead guitarist and vocalist for the Japanese rock band, すかんち (aka Scanch) who disbanded in 1996.

Since he's kept busy with his solo career including this part of playing the character Genesis (the suicide club leader) in the gory thriller where in this creepily engaging clip he is found singing inside his so called pleasure club. 
                                                  
According to several sources (including Wikipedia), the plot of Suicide Club (available on DVD) begins as such: On May 26, 54 teenage schoolgirls gather on a platform at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo to commit mass suicide. As the train approaches the station, they line up on the edge of the platform, join hands, and throw themselves in front of the train as it is arriving. This leaves the station in complete chaos as blood literally splashes on the platform from under the train. In the midst of the chaos someone leaves a small white bag on the platform. Meanwhile, in a hospital in Tokyo during a night shift, the security guard is left astonished as one nurse disappears without a trace and another jumps out of a window. A small white bag is found in the hospital...