Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2008 film)

(Redirected from Shrill Cries of Summer)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAtaru Oikawa
Produced byHiroshi Hasegawa
Yasuhiko Higashi
Ken Ikehara
Yoshio Irie
Sumio Kiga
Mika Nomura
Masaki Yasuda
Akihiro Yuasa
Written byRyukishi07
Screenplay byAtaru Oikawa
Based onOnikakushi-hen
StarringGōki Maeda
Airi Matsuyama
Rin Asuka
Erena Ono
Music byKenji Kawai
CinematographyKazuhiro Shirao
Distributed byPhantom Film (JP)
Shochiku Company (WW)
Release date
May 10, 2008
Running time
106 minutes

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (ひぐらしのなく頃に, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, lit. When the Cicadas Cry), known internationally as Shrill Cries of Summer, is a mystery psychological horror film directed by Ataru Oikawa adapted from the visual novel of the same name. The film follows the first story arc, Onikakushi-hen.

A sequel entitled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai was released in 2009.


Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that Rena, Mion and the others that Keiichi trusted may be deeply involved in successive murders that occur every summer, the situation around Keiichi gradually starts to turn. As if the girls' characters had completely changed, a sewing needle is found in his food, he is chased by mysterious men, and is involved in an accident which could have killed him. He could no longer trust anyone, and then... One mystery leads to another, bringing out a shockingly bloody ending!!![1]