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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Neither scary nor campy
circ9 from United States
26 February 2009
I generally LIKE Sion Sono's work, but this movie was completely
retarded. But sadly, not retarded enough to make it entertainingly
retarded. I just sat, mouth agape, wondering when it would end. The
plot makes only a whisper of sense. I think it was intended to be
campy. I mean, haunted hair extensions - how could it not be? But the
humor, such as it was, fell flat. Not funny. Not scary. Not gory. I
would say perhaps Sono was a hired hand on this project, but he appears
to have written this boring trash as well. I still need to fill a
couple more lines, what else is there to say? I suppose I could finish
by saying: Better luck next time, Sono-san.
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Don't mess with her hair!
Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark
28 August 2011
Having watched Asian horror movies for some years now, the weird fetish
with long hair is no surprise. But this movie, it was just a tad too
The story is pretty stupid. A dead woman's hair keeps growing, and a
lunatic guy keeps the body around and cuts the hair to use for hair
extensions. He gives these extensions away to hair salons, and the hair
kills people! What the... Hold it, back it up right here. Could it be
any more stupid than this? Having seen lots and lots of Asian horror
movies over the years, "Exte" takes the lead in having the most stupid
and ridiculous storyline ever.
As for the acting in the movie, well it was alright, although the movie
suffered from a really bad dialogue. Looking aside from this, then the
little girl, Miku Satô (playing Mami) was actually the one doing the
best job in the movie. Most others were either over-doing it or
suffered from horrendous dialogue to work with.
There wasn't a single moment in the movie where I was scared or
spooked, and truth be told, I almost dozed off at a point. The story
takes forever to get you nowhere. And when the movie ends, you sit
there with a very shallow feeling.
If you like Asian horror movies, then there are far better ones out
there. I decided to give "Exte" a try because it was labeled as Asian
horror, but I was sorely disappointed. And I believe that even Asian
people will not find this movie scary, because the usage of the hair
and the sheer amount of it was just way too much. I managed to sit
through the entire movie, and can honestly say that this DVD will be
bagged and tagged, never to be seen again.
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