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Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the police don't arrest him. Junko tells Kazuki about her powers and takes revenge. Written by
Pyrokenesis is truly an entertaining film, although it's not as fun as the Heisei Gamera films by the same director, it sure was interesting. The characters are complex, unlike the few plain characters that are seen in Hollywood films, each character has emotions and background that are slowly shown throughout the film and not all shown at the same time. The highlight of this film other then the engaging story is the SFX, the fire effects are some of the most beautiful scenes seen in a film, especially when the female lead, Junko, is surrounded by burning flames as she tries to save her love. Sure, this film may be slow, but it's actually interesting to watch, a true Japanese horror film indeed.
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