3 out of 5 snowstones
I didn't see the US version of this horror film, but I liked this Japanese original. It's scary in the same way Rosemary's Baby or Lost Highway are scary: by being dead quiet, disturbingly normal, and playing with your mind rather than your stomach. Fans of splatter movies will probably find the whole thing tame, but for those who prefer terrifying ideas over terrifying images, the one in this movie has its charms: you watch a video, you die within a week. The plot unravels slowly but surely, and the ending is worthy of a classical Edgar Allan Poe story.
Posted by cronopio at 02:01 AM, April 20, 2004