Hero Hero Ghost Show! Bonus Episode – Tomie: Beginning & Tomie: Revenge

Welcome back, everyone!  In further proof of our obsession with Japanese love demons, I am joined by Hello! This is the Doomed Show’s Richard Glenn Schmidt for a stroll down Tomie lane.  This time, we examine films six and seven (!) of the long-running series of films, this time helmed by original Tomie director Ataru Oikawa.  With Tomie: Beginning, Oikawa creates his own prequel.  Why do we keep flashing forward?  How great is Gondo?  And, of course, Homeless Pele makes an appearance.  Then, we tackle Tomie: Revenge, perhaps the absolute bottom of the barrel in Junji Ito’s mythos.  Did anyone not know Yukiko was a Tomie?  Why keep referencing things that would make this movie a million times better and not show it?  And why is there no Gondo?!  We also force dozens of Tomie-related puns, surprise Richard by NOT being Duncan and pitch Hollywood on the Canadian Tomie film the world needs.

Check out Richard at Hello! This is the Doomed Show and peek at his books here.

See you next time for a regular episode, featuring an old pal from the Devour days of podcasting!

Opening song: Live to Die Another Day by Miyavi

Closing song: Super Love by Sunny Day Service