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The Guard from the Underground (1992)
"Jigoku no keibîn" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  13 June 1992 (Japan)
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A noir slasher film?
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who gave us Doppelganger, Pulse, and Cure, shows that he is a master of suspense and horror.

Some describe this as an homage to 80's slasher films, but I felt a more honest description might go further back to film noir. There was a slow pace and a steady creepy musical score throughout until towards the end when the bodies start really piling up.

To describe it as slasher is a slight misnomer as he usually uses a pipe.

It is almost a Godzilla-like thriller as the killer is huge. He is a sumo wrestler, but not in the usual way you think of them. He is extremely tall instead of being round.

The creative use of a locker may cause panic to all the geeks who got locked in one in high school.

And, you may not want to work overtime after seeing this.


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