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1 June 2000 (Japan) See more »
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Family is the source of all evil, in this aspiring horror film which traces its descent from The Texas... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A disappointing mess. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hirohito Honda ... Yasu
Yoshiko Shiraishi ... Chiyo
Rumi ... Mami
Kazuo Yashiro ... Ken
Naoko Mori ... Yuki
Shugo Fujii ... Mitsu
Hitoshi Suwabe ... Dr. Kurando
Umitarou Nozaki ... Sensei
Noboru Mitani ... The Professor
Sei Hiraizumi ... The Inspector

Directed by
Shugo Fujii 
 
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Shugo Fujii 

Produced by
Hiroshi Fujikura .... producer
Masunobu Motokawa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Koji Tabuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Katsuhiro Kato  (as Yûdai Katô)
 
Film Editing by
Shugo Fujii 
 

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Also Known As:
"Iki-jigoku" - Japan (original title)
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Rated R for violence, torture and brief language
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104 min
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Filmed in just nine days.See more »
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References Sisters (1973)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A disappointing mess., 18 September 2004
Author: Wetbones from Vienna, Austria

What a huge disappointment this film turned out to be! It's just frustrating to watch as writer/director Shugo Fujii fails to capitalize on all the promise his film help up to the last third. There was something really disturbing about the torture and cruelty in this movie that instantly won me over. The evil old woman and the corpse-like teenaged girl who invade a seemingly normal household are quite freaky and used cleverly and effectively. There's a subplot about a newspaper reporter getting on the trail of the two madwomen that injects a lot of tension into the narrative. But one downright silly climax (that is filled with annoying overacting and megalomaniacal laughter) and about ten unnecessary twists (which make both Shyamalan's antics and the ending of Haute Tension look coherent in comparison) later only a distant memory of the above mentioned virtues remains. A Living Hell could and should have been a modern horror film classic but instead it turned into a disappointing mess.

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