• Uzumaki (2000)

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Release Date: May 11th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Kirie (Eriko Hatsune) and Shuichi (Fhi Fan) are friends in a small town who notice that Shuichi's father, Toshio (Ren Ôsugi), has become utterly obsessed with snails, videotaping them in his garden and gathering items that resemble the spiral patterns on their shells. Kirie sees spirals elsewhere, too, even in the way people dress and comport their bodies. When the curiosities turn to tragedies, Shuichi wants to escape to Tokyo, but Kirie is determined to stay and figure out what is going on.

Cast: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Ren Ôsugi, Hinako Saeki, Masami Horiuchi, Taro Suwa, Eun-Kyung Shin, Sadao Abe

Director: Higuchinsky

Genres: Mystery, Horror

Production Co: Omega Micott Inc, Star Max, Space Shower TV, Shogakukan, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Company

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  • Like many horror films, it loses steam as it gets more graphic. show more

  • At some point, all this visual trickery stops being clever and devolves into flashy, vaguely silly overkill. show more

  • Unfortunately, this horror gem won't even receive the same fate as a crappy "Children of the Corn" sequel, that of ending up on the back shelf of the local Blockbuster. This all but guarantees, that some kid won't accidentally come upon it and scare the crap out of himself. And that's just sad. show more

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