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The Complex (2013)

Kuroyuri danchi (original title)
Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

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Atsuko Maeda ...
Asuka
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Sasahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Angry Father of the Comatose Girl
Masanobu Katsumura
Naomi Nishida ...
Asuka's Mother
Megumi Satô ...
Comatose Girl
Tarô Suwa ...
Police Detective
Masaya Takahashi ...
Old Man in Apartment
Kanau Tanaka
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Man Emptying the Dead Man's Apartment
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Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room. Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman cleaning up the old man's apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted. When the late night scratching returns, Asuka ventures back into her neighbor's home and comes face to face with an apparition of the old man! Panicked by the discovery of her apartment emptied and her family gone, Asuka seeks help from Shinobu, who brings in a spiritualist to exorcise Asuka ... Written by Nikkatsu

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Scary? Absolutely. Directing? Maybe this time Nakata got a little sloppy.
14 September 2013 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Hideo Nakata, director of the original The Ring and Dark Waters, returns with The Complex, supernatural horror about a young woman that moves to a new apartment in a mysterious complex. The Complex is a weird and hard to review movie... It is very intense and very scary at times, with a type of horror that never bets on jump scares, but mostly on anticipation and build-up intensity. The problem with The Complex resides with its structure. The movie changes mood and pace too often and too drastically, leaving the audience confused questioning the legitimacy of some scenes. The scenes seem to be placed with little criteria, like a puzzle that's is missing some pieces and has others upside down. It lacks solidity, leading to the inevitable feeling of unrealism: we are always aware that this is only a movie, and that is a shame because we should be absorbed and bothered by horror films. Scary? Absolutely. Well directed? Maybe this time Nakata got a little sloppy. Visit thefadingcam blog for more!


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