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Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992)

Shiryô no wana 2: Hideki (original title)
A female projectionist is apparently a serial killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Utako Nakajima ...
Aki Ôtani
Rie Kondoh ...
Emi Kageyama
Shirô Sano ...
Kurahashi
Shino Ikenami ...
Kan-nadzuki Chiyo
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Muraki (manager)
Kazue Tsunogae ...
Noda (wife of Kurahashi)
Yôko Ohshima ...
Movie theater employee
Yasuhiro Arai ...
Ogata (TV director)
Kitarô ...
Chio's subordinate (messenger of medium master)
Shôta Enomoto ...
Hideki
Jun Maeda
Ryô Iwamatsu
Ryo Okubo
Satomi Shinae
Hiroko Sakairi
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A female projectionist is haunted by the image of a small boy. Perhaps driven by insanity from a former abortion she goes on a killing spree, gutting women and removing their stomaches. Her relationship with her attractive and successful friend drives the plot deeper into insanity. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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11 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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The Korean film being shown in the theater where Aki works as a projectionist is Adada (1987). See more »

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Followed by The Brutal Insanity of Love (1993) See more »

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Argento would be proud
19 January 2001 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

A sequel in name only, this second entry in the EDT-series is easily the most satisfying one. It's as gory as one might expect from an Asian horror film -I've seen this film round eight times, but still have to look away when the breaking-the-arm-over-the-radiator bit comes along- but this one has an ingenious plot and decent acting to boot.

Far less derivative than the original, EDT 2 involves a young, timid girl who goes on a killing spree, her self-loathing fueling the fire. There's also a sub-plot of an abortion gone awry, and the re-appearance of Hideki, probably the scariest child in movie history. Dream-logic, most of it, but it works.

The photography is perversely stylish, the pacing hypnotic. Some images, like a wounded victim staggering forward against a full-neon backdrop, or the twisted ballet of protagonist and antagonist battling in a mesh of white sheets, will stay with you for a very long time. The soundtrack, a Goblin-inspired celesta-theme, is breath-taking, and extremely well used troughout the film.

EDT 2 is top-notch film-making all the way, and will have you looking under the bed for nights to come. Argento would be proud. ........


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