Here is another
surreal-horror-splatter hybrid involving frantic teenage girls in supernatural
danger directed by Sion Sono. This one - based on the best selling novel
by Japanese high school coed Yűsuke Yamada - is an insane, frantic,
psychotic movie where a heroine finds herself running away from one hellish
nightmare after another, waking up in alternate realities that soon turn
into another violent hell while her friends are slaughtered over and over.
It's sorta like a demented Groundhog Day with disastrous
results. Within the first five minutes, there's a mind-boggling ultra-gory
massacre (caused by wind), followed by teachers with machine guns, a nightmare
wedding between a girl and a real pig [plus much more] followed by a dark
ending that somehow explains everything and nothing at all.
Sono has made an impressive number of quality motion pictures; this film
is one of six directed in 2015 alone. He is probably best known for SUICIDE
CIRCLE (which is also notorious for the multiple deaths of high
school girls) and recent extraordinary projects like GUILTY
OF ROMANCE and WHY
DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? He has directed 50+ projects since 2000
and is currently involved in a hit Japanese television mini-series Tokyo
Vampire Hotel (2017).
production with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (85
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Recommended For Adult Audiences