Shrill Cries of Summer
Higurashi no naku koro ni
Japanese flyer to Shrill Cries of Summer
Directed by Ataru Oikawa[1]
Produced by Yoshihiko Higashi
Ken Ikehara
Mika Nomura
Yoshihito Danno
Written by Ryūkishi07
Music by Kenji Kawai
Cinematography Kazuhiro Shirao
Editing by Yūsaku Takizawa
Distributed by Phantom Film
Released May 10, 2008
Running time 106 min.
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Shrill Cries of Summer (ひぐらしのなく頃に Higurashi no naku koro ni) is a 2008 live-action Japanese movie based on a visual novel which was later adapted to manga serial and anime series. Due to the characters involved it is assumed that the film will focus on the first visual novel, Onikakushi-hen.


A boy named Keiichi moves to a remote mountain village at the beginning of the summer. He quickly becomes friends with a group of girls and enjoys his time there. However, it soon becomes clear to Keiichi that something is wrong with a few of the girls he's been hanging out with. He begins to suspect that they may be involved with the murders that occur in the village every summer. His suspicions are soon confirmed when their personalities completely change and his life is repeatedly threatened in various mysterious ways. He desperately looks for someone he can trust, eventually coming into contact with a police officer who seems to know something about what's been going on in the village. More mysteries unfold, leading up to a violent and bloody conclusion.



External LinksEdit


  1. "ひぐらしのなく頃に" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  2. "ひぐらしのなく頃に" (in Japanese). Kinema Jumpo. Retrieved 2011-02-21.

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