Yoshihiro Nishimura returns after his Japanese cult hits "Tokyo Gore Police" and "Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl". This is not a film for everyone, but it is the type of film that would attract fans of Japanese "Pink" violence as it overloads the senses with gooey, goofy, bloody zombie fights that would either make one shake their head or clap in guilty pleasure.
Not to be taken seriously and Not a film for everyone.
Believe or not, Yoshihiro Nishimura has received several nominations for “Best Asian film” and “Best Make Up” in international and Japanese film awards for “Tokyo Gore Police”. I know, most of you are probably wondering as to how and why, but buy into it or not, there is an insane amount of novelty when it comes to Japanese splatter fests. Released under the Typhoon Label, and aimed for the international low-budget gore fans, those who are familiar with “Tokyo … more
Director Yoshihiro Nishimura began working on the script to Helldriver in 2009. Nishimura took influence from George A. Romero's film Night of the Living Dead which dealt with current events. Nishimura stated that there was "quite a lot of satire and social criticism in this film...I describe what ensues after the nation splits in two, with humans controlling one half and zombies the other, and the kind of discrimination that would occur within Japan were something severe like this to happen." On May 15, 2010 Helldriver began filming in an abandoned warehouse in Choshi, Japan.Other scenes involving hordes of zombies were filmed outside Mt.Fuji.
Film Business Asia gave the film a six out of ten rating, calling it a "average-to-occasionally-inspired effort" that was not as strong as Nishimura's Tokyo Gore Police but better than Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. The review went on to say ...