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Matango (1963)
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Matango (1963) A group of friends are sailing on the yacht when a storm blows them off course and damages the boat. They soon land on a deserted island where they find a deserted, fungus covered wreck. They then find out that it was a research vessel examining the effects of radiation on plant and animal life. However, they also discover a strange fungus dubbed Matango. They also find out that the crew ate some of the fungus and were somehow driven mad. The group then goes about trying to find food and water without succumbing to the lure of the mushrooms. However, one by one they soon are driven by their hunger and desires to eat the mushrooms with disastrous effects.

Also Known As:
Attack of the Mushroom People
Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People

Title: Matango
Release Date: August 11, 1963
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Fantasy
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Ishiro Honda

Akira Kubo ...Kenji Murai - Professor
Kumi Mizuno ...Mami Sekiguchi - Singer
Hiroshi Koizumi ...Naoyuki Sakuta - Skipper
Kenji Sahara ...Senzo Koyama - Sailor
Hiroshi Tachikawa ...Etsuro yoshida - Writer
yoshio Tsuchiya ...Masafumi Kasai - Owner
Miki yashiro ...Akiko Soma - Murai's Lover
Eisei Amamoto ...Skulking Transitional Matango
Takuzo Kumagai ...Doctor (as Jiro Kumagai)
Akio Kusama ...Police Personnel
yutaka Oka ...Doctor
Keisuke yamada ...Doctor
Kazuo Higata ...Police Personnel
Katsumi Tezuka ...Police Personnel
Haruo Nakajima ...Matango
Tokio Okawa ...Matango (as Tokio Okawa)
Koji Uruki ...Matango
Masaki Shinohara ...Matango
Kuniyoshi Kashima ...Transitional Matango
Toku Ihara ...Transitional Matango
Mitsuko Hayashi ...Nurse
Tazue Ichimanji ...Nurse
Hiroshi Akitsu ...Guest at Club
Ryutaro Amami ...Guest at Club
Saburo Iketani ...Radio Announcer (voice)
yoshio Katsube ...Guest at Club
Ted Rusoff ...Kenji Murai (voice: English version)
Hideo Shibuya ...Staff at Club

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Takeshi Kimura
Shinichi Hoshi
Masami Fukushima
William Hope Hodgson
Sakyo Komatsu

Sadao Bekku

Movie Trivia:
  • The film was nearly banned in Japan due to the fact that the makeup that some of the cast wore as they were turning into mushrooms was very reminiscent of how many people looked after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • The giant mushrooms that the characters eat were created by the special effects crew from rice pastry. The rice pastry would be picked up from a nearby shop that specialized in it, and taken to the studio where it was shaped and cooked. Because Kumi Mizuno was so well liked, they would add sugar and other flavors.
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