Darkroom Fantasies AKA High Noon Ripper

Yôjirô Takita, 1984, 60 mins

AKA Mahiru no Kirisakima

Noriko is a hard-working but lonely journalist who works at a news magazine. As the film opens, Noriko leads her colleague, a photographer named Kajii, to a brutal crime scene in which a woman has been stabbed to death. His photographs along with her reporting have given new life to the magazine, and they continue to follow the crimes as they happen. Kajii attempts to contact a younger photographer, Shun, who was known to be in the area around the time of the first murder. Shun’s involvement in the series of murders becomes more and more likely as they desperately search for the truth.

“It’s basically Pinky Giallo”……A solid pink film with a lot of insanity” – letterboxd.com