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Tomio (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 September 2011 (Japan)
A young couple, Tomio and Madoka, decide to get married after graduate school. Madoka convinces Tomio to visit a fortune teller to have their future foretold. Tomio is immediately attracted... See full summary »

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Junji Ito

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Junji Ito
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Credited cast:
Yoshifumi Ikeda Yoshifumi Ikeda
Aya Kiguchi Aya Kiguchi
Maria Koiwai Maria Koiwai
Ikuma Saisho Ikuma Saisho
Rie Tsuneyoshi Rie Tsuneyoshi
Furukawa Yuuki Furukawa Yuuki
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A young couple, Tomio and Madoka, decide to get married after graduate school. Madoka convinces Tomio to visit a fortune teller to have their future foretold. Tomio is immediately attracted to the seductive psychic and returns to her late one night. When he comes to his senses and rejects her out of guilt and tries to leave, she puts a terrifying curse on him. Now, Tomio roams the streets trying to, literally, keep his head on straight! This is a chilling, surreal and blood-dripping tale of black magic and the terrifying price of infidelity.

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This is Junji Ito's only foray into film directing, despite the fact that many of his written works have been adapted by countless other directors. See more »

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Is that stiffness in your neck or something a little more serious?
22 June 2018 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Your head could be left hanging, literally, so try keeping it still. If needed, use your hands. As once that head completely comes off, there's no coming back. The creative mind behind the popular Japanese manga series "TOMIE" and "UZUMAKI", Junji Ito, writes, but also directs for the first time one of his own stories. At just under an hour in length, this shot-on-video production follows that of a morbid little tale consisting of infidelity, black magic, neck/head fetishes, shrunken heads and a severe gushing neck problem.

The story begins backwards, a young man (Yuki Furkukawa) holding his head, scuffling through the streets, his white turtleneck drenched in blood, searching for help. He can't remove his hands, or his head will fall off. That's when he tells his disturbing story to some doctors, of being cursed by an alluring fortune teller (nailed by Aka Kiguchi) with a real creepy and dangerous fixation. Once she's marked her man, a scar around their neck, there's no escaping, she'll get her head.

The narrative opens mysteriously, as the more it reveals the darker and cynical it becomes. The body horror gets you cringing, before ending on an off-the-wall note. Doesn't make much sense, but that's just the twisted absurdity of it all. The man behind the low-rent practical gore effects, Yoshihiro Nishamurs (TOKYO GORE POLICE, MACHINE GIRL), does a lot with very minimal, providing moments of oozing blood and flinching wounds to great effect. Truly a low-budget oddity, where the stakes are high and the consequences could see a head roll.


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2 September 2011 (Japan) See more »

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富夫 See more »

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