A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.
The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I love Clive Barker and his mad visions, and I sure did love this movie too. It isn't haunting horror like the Shining or Ringu, but it is nice little slaughterfest. Some of you will not like the CGI-gore but it didn't bother me because in my honest opinion, it looked good. If you have seen the french übergory movie "Inside" then this is a notch down from it but I could promise it'll make you cringe once or twice. What comes to the acting, it isn't Oscar material but it is good enough for this kind of film. Atmosphere is great, directing is good, camera-work is good so there is no reason to miss this great story from Clive Barker. My 6 out of my 9 stars come from acting, directing etc. and the rest 3 stars come from gore. Because I'm a gore hound :D Have fun with this movie!
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