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Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
Family is the source of all evil, in this aspiring horror film which traces its descent from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gore and the atmospheric Hammer films. Chiyo, an old woman and her granddaughter, Yuki, are the sole survivors of a horrendous crime which wipes out an entire family. They find solace under the roof of far-removed relatives. The family's son, confined to a wheelchair, has a terrible premonition when the two women arrive, which will be verified in the most horrifying way. Because, when the house is empty, the boy is made to suffer sadistic games at the women mercy, which become more and more violent making his life a living hell... Written by
I had the very special honor to watch this movie at it's first screening at the Fantasy Filmfest in munich this year. I even got me an autograph from the director :) There was indeed a big fuzz about the world premiere, director and producer were in the cinema, as well as many camera teams from japanese TV-stations. Before the screening everyone was excited and, well, a bit wriggled, after it, I looked around and what I saw where shocked faces. The movie really is cruel and filled up with blacker than black humor, but it also shows great photography, a very good story with a wonderful ending and good acting by amateurs including the director as well. Watch this movie, if you like horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you won't regret it.
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