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Credited cast:
Gorô Inagaki ...
Toshiya Saga
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Yuka Irie
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Ken Utsui ...
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Yuki Watanabe ...
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Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Kuraishi
Kenta Satoi
Noborou Shirai
Tadao Nakamura
Katsumi Takahashi
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Yûko Andô
Masahiro Kômoto
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Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's birthday. A middle aged detective investigating one of the cases begins to suspect a connection between the three when he discovers that each person mentioned a "green monkey" before they died. With the help of a young psychiatrist he formulates the theory that hypnosis is somehow involved. In the mean time other bizarre "suicides" are reported and the mystery intensifies. Who will be next? What is the truth? Can more deaths be prevented? Written by Infofreak

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Absolutely terrifying
3 April 2001 | by (Zürich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This Japanese horror-thriller is easily one of the best shockers of the late 1990s and beats every (big budget) US genre movie by far. It gets one right by the throat from the beginning, but don't think that there are moments of relief - the film becomes more chilling from scene to scene until the horrifying climax.

This is a genuine shocker that will leave even the most terror-used horror connoisseur gasping for breath at some scenes; and this alone is extremely remarkable.

But let's not forget: Besides the shocks the film boosts an intriguing and innovative plot, believable characters (played by good actors) and a thrilling direction. Rating: 10 out of 10, at least.


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