Evil Dead Trap Director Toshiharu Ikeda Dies at 60

Ikeda_thumb.jpgVery sad news from Japan: It looks as though director Toshiharu Ikeda, who held a place on Movieline's Halloween 25 horror film list for Evil Dead Trap, has been found dead. He is believed to have committed suicide by drowning. Besides a number of exploitation films in the early 80's, including the fourth film in the internationally-infamous Angel Guts series, Ikeda was known in Japan for Mermaid Legend and the 2004 Tokyo International Film Festival selection The Man Behind the Scissors. Rest in peace. [Jasper Sharp]