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Ring director Hideo Nakata's new film The Complex is hitting iTunes, Amazon, and VOD on September 9th via Orchard and Shock Till You Drop, and right now we have a new trailer and poster for you. Dig 'em!
The Complex stars Atsuko Maeda.
Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home, only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room.
Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman »
- Steve Barton
Hideo Nakata is well known in the horror world for his work, directing Ring, Ring 2 and Dark Water, among others, so it wasn’t unwelcome to see a new release from Nakata that sounded like it was along the lines of the films that made him so famous in the first place.
The Complex comes at a time when films like Ring and Dark Water are less frequent after a period, a few years ago, where the popularity of these originators caused many other ghost stories along similar lines to materialise until the marketplace felt a little saturated by them. I found myself, after taking a step or two back from the genre for a couple of years, feeling excited about this film.
The Complex tells the tale »
- Chris Cummings
Director: Hideo Nakata,
Running Time: 106 Minutes
Hideo Nakata was one of the pioneers of J-Horror back in the mid-late 90s. His offering Ringu singlehandedly changed the face of horror with an investigative supernatural mystery which introduced the world to tropes we are now all too familiar with. Here, Nakata returns to the genre and simplifies things into a very claustrophobic horror which unfortunately stays too close to the formula he perfected in Ringu and Dark Water.
The Complex stars Maeda as Asuka, a young girl who moves with her family to a new apartment. Of course, she soon finds out that the complex in which she now lives is supposedly haunted and a series of peculiar events unfold and the only way to stop them is to solve the mystery. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is. It looks and feels like Nakata’s previous output, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
3 items from 2014
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