girl leaves her hometown of Shikoku for Tokyo. Fifteen years
later she returns to sell off her family home. During her
return, she learns that her best friend drowned at the age
of 16. She also discovers that her friend resentment her for
moving away. It's around about this time that strange things
start happening on the island and the spirit of her dead friend
is seen walking around the island...
again, it would appear that people are desperate to make a
Japanese horror. Now don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Japanese
horror films, but now they are just getting a bit tired and
pedestrian, and films like this doesn't help.
is essentially a dull love story, with a dead spirit thrown
into the mix. Skikoku fails to deliver any chills whatsoever.
In fact, when the film does make an effort to scare you, it
just seems to fall flat on its face with poor execution. In
other words, this is horror for 12-year-olds - not adults.
only thing that saves this film is the location. The ancient
province is captured with style and realism. The sets are
very realistic, as are the costumes.
picture and sound quality however is rather good, with a nice
dullness to the image and good clarity on the sound. Extras
include some trailers, a behind the scenes documentary and
an interview with the director.
I can say is that this is a sad waste. If you struggle to
sleep at night then this is definitely the film for you.
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