4.Koroshiya Ichi! In the US:Ichi the Killer
Directed by Takashi Miike, 2001
3. Kairo US: Pulse
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001
2. Honogurai Mizu No Soko Kara US:Dark Water
Directed by Hideo Nakata, 2002
This is for fans of psychological thrillers and is sure to make you think way after you’re done watching. It tells a story of a woman, Yoshimi, who is in the middle of a divorce and ends up having to raise a child by herself. She then moves into a dilapidated apartment where everything seemed perfect… at first. Some time after, huge water stains that develop into oozing from her ceiling that drip constantly. In the movie she deals with paranoia, with her husband and with adjusting as a single parent. Everything that takes place is appropriately dreary, creepy, and situational mood altering tones. For sure a movie that you have to watch to understand what I mean by an old school kinda feel of scary.
1.Ōdishon Known in the US: Audition
Directed by Takashi Miike, 1999
A cult classic and another favorite of mine from director Takashi Miike. The movie tells the story of a reclusive and forlorn Japanese widower, Aoyama, whose son is planning to move out of the house soon. He expresses his sadness to a friend and fellow film producer, who becomes inspired to hold an audition for a non-existent film so that the widower can select a new potential bride from 30 women. The widower ultimately becomes enamored with and fascinated by one particular young woman, named Asami. But his first impressions are wrong. I don’t want to spill the story, so you have to watch it yourself. Be prepared for some disturbing imagery, ripe with violence. But don’t think its only about that, it tells of a story of loneliness and destroyed dreams.
I hope you guys enjoy this weekend with at least one of these movies, or should I say be prepared to get freaked out with them.
Your Psycho Loving, Gore Hunting Maiden,
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