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Takashi Shimizu (screenplay)
Sôtarô Hayashi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 August 2011 (Japan) See more »
Daigo doesn't speak anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth. | Add synopsis »
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Blu Review: Tormented 3D
 (From Cinelinx. 23 March 2013, 9:52 PM, PDT)

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Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sôtarô Hayashi  screenplay
Daisuke Hosaka  screenplay
Takashi Shimizu  screenplay

Produced by
Satoru Ogura .... producer
Masayuki Tanishima .... producer
Nobuyuki Tanizawa .... associate producer
Esther Uchino .... executive producer (as Esutâ Uchino)
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle (director of photography)
Production Design by
Noriyoshi Ikeya 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fumio Nomoto .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yoshikazu Iwanami .... sound director
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Tadayuki Ui .... 3D supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tokujû Ichikawa .... gaffer
Gen Ito .... assistant camera
Other crew
Tarô Gotô .... interpreter

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rabitto horâ 3D" - Japan (original title)
"Rabbit Horror 3D" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"Tormented 3D" - USA (video title)
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83 min
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Beware the white rabbit in Tormented, 26 March 2013
Author: rgblakey from United States

Takashi Shimizu is known for his ghost horror films like The Grudge and the lesser known Shock Labyrinth. His latest Tormented is actually a direct sequel to Shock Labyrinth although there is very little talk of the two films being connected. While Labyrinth was fine, it was a bit all over the place and was received mixed reviews. Can Tormented 3D step it up to deliver more that the fans love or will it be another convoluted addition to the genre.

Tormented 3D follows a young boy with an unusual friendship with a stuffed toy rabbit. With his father lingering on the brink of insanity and his sister struggling between life and death, the boy sinks ever deeper into the bizarre relationship leading to a shocking series of events. While this works fine as a standalone film, it will make more sense if you see Shock Labyrinth. In this film the main characters see the previous film in the theater and have supernatural consequences in regards to the rabbit aspect. From there this film pretty much goes its own path using the rabbit symbolism to an even bigger scale. This film is better structured than its predecessor which may be why they tried to create an all new film experience and succeeded. The imagery of human sized stuffed rabbit is really disturbing creating an unnerving film experience if you really see what is going on. There are some really cool uses of the rabbit to create some strange moments that builds the bizarre nature of this film.

Takashi has once again delivered a thought provoking film that works even if it is a bit confusing and out there. That is most likely the reason it does work and is way better than the previous film. If you've enjoyed his previous films then you will be sure to enjoy this bizarre tale. While not all that scary, there are some strange moments that come off a bit creepy making it work well. It's recommended you check out the Shock Labyrinth prior to watching this, but if not you will not have any issues following it, but it will create a broader understanding of what is happening.

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