El Rey Network will air the English language premiere of the hit Japanese horror series “Crow’s Blood”, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned.
The six-part series will debut on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00pm ET as part of El Rey’s 96-hour “Horror by Numbers” Halloween Marathon. “Crow’s Blood” will be available on El Rey VOD both in English and in Japanese with English subtitles beginning on Sunday, October 29th.
20 years have passed since the first clone sheep Dolly was born. With regenerative medical techniques evolutionally advancing over those years, regeneration of human organs, which was thought to be impossible, has become a reality.
The six-part horror/suspense mini-series was created by producer Yasushi Akimoto. SAW II, III, and IV director Darren Lynn Bousman served as executive producer. “Crow’s Blood” is directed by Ryo Nishimura and stars Mayu Watanabe and Sakura Miyawaki of top idol J-Pop group AKB48. The series was produced by Sean E. DeMott for Execution Style Entertainment along with producers Hiroki Iwasaki for HJ Holdings and Yushi Ito for Nippon Television AX-ON with additional writing by Clint Sears. Executive producers are Kazufumi Nagasawa, Shinobu Mouri and Kenji Ikeda. El Rey inked the deal with Miramax, who has worldwide rights excluding Japan.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 1 – 6:00PM ET
As Regenerative Medicine edges closer to a breakthrough, a mysterious new student named Maki arrives at the International Dolly Girls’ College. But along with Maki’s arrival comes a series of strange and life-threatening events.
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 2 – 7:00PM ET
Maki’s integration is anything but smooth as level-headed student, Kaoru, uncovers secrets from her past and starts to question her relocation. At the same time fellow student, Aoi, has made a miraculous recovery from an unfortunate event that seems too good to be true.
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 3 – 8:00PM ET
Doctors Seto and Grossman continue their Regenerative Medicine research only to discover an odd side-effect in the process. Maki’s suspicious behavior continues to escalate as other school girls begin to follow her lead. Kaoru, along with young journalist, Sawada, continue to question Seto’s work.
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 4 – 9:00PM ET
During a seemingly routine cremation, a local mortician unknowingly solves a problem Seto could not answer. Maki’s increasingly ill mother begins to act erratically and soon finds herself admitted to the research hospital for observation. An inside man attempts to liberate confidential case study notes, resulting in an unfortunate accident.
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 5 – 10:00PM ET
A breakthrough is made at the research hospital which leaves Seto questioning the future of humanity. The girls of Dolly prepare for their school camping trip, which takes a turn for the worst shortly after their arrival. Maki’s odd behavior shifts as she claims the leadership role among the students and teachers.
CROW’S BLOOD EPISODE 6 – 11:00PM ET
Kaoru is the only one who doesn’t seem to be under Maki’s spell as she takes control of the entire student body. Sawada has uncovered the answer to what is causing chaos among the students and rushes to the campsite.