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The Sylvian Experiments -- A neuron scientist becomes obsessed with experimenting on the human brain and seeks out new patients, starting with her own daughters!
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Kyofu (2010) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 16 March 2012, 8:06 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: The Sylvian Experiments
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Japanese Trailer For Upcoming Spooker Kyôfu
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Directed by
Hiroshi Takahashi 
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Hiroshi Takahashi  screenplay

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... special effects makeup

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Also Known As:
"Kyôfu" - Japan (original title)
"J-Horror Theater Vol. 6" - International (English title) (series title)
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Rated R for disturbing violent content
94 min

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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing and Unintelligible Mess, 17 June 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of the blue, there is a white light and when they look back, they see they children Ota Miyuki and Kaori staring at the light.

Years later, Miyuki (Yuri Nakamura) vanishes from the Tama Medical University Hospital and her sister Kaori (Mina Fujii), Miyuki's boyfriend Motojima and detective Hirasawa are seeking her. However, Miyuki and the teenagers Kazochi, Takumi, Hattori and Rieko have been submitted to a nightmarish experiment by Dr. Hattori and her team with tragic results.

"Kyôfu" is an intriguing film, with a mad scientist that submits her daughters and other teenagers to creepy experiments that recalled me the Dharma Projet from "Lost". Unfortunately the screenplay is a complete mess and despite the good acting, cinematography, make-up and effects, the film is unintelligible. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Herança Amaldiçoada" ("Cursed Heritage")

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