Kuchisake-onna is the urban myth involving a slit-mouthed woman that was popularized in Japan during the late 70′s and has since been immortalized in several horror movies. You can add another film to the pile with Kuchisake-onna Returns, which opens in Japan this July 7th, 2012. The story follows a young grad student who heads to a rural town in the hopes of studying the Kuchisake-onna myth. Not surprisingly, she soon finds more than she bargained for.
The trailer for the film is online here. While Kuchisake-onna Returns looks admittedly low-budget and perhaps easy to poke fun at, there’s no denying the subtle (or not so subtle) creepiness of Kuchisake-onna’s visage. This should be a good movie to watch if you ever need to stock up on nightmare fuel.
Update: It’s in Japanese, naturally, but the official website for the film has launched.