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film writing by nicholas vroman

Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro – Igyou

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Director Noburo Iguchi has had a long hard slog through the world of AV and exploitation, finally getting his kudos for such trashy fun as Robogeisha, Mutant Girls Squad and The Machine Girl. Though badly made, the nutty ideas of the aforementioned films gave a certain pleasure. With Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro – Igyou, a set of 4 horror films, Iguchi has met his comeuppance. Lacking much in suspense or horror, the barebones plots of each film holds little resonance. The ham-fisted direction makes them even worse. The first film in the omnibus, follows a kawaii model who finds herself torment by zombie-like creatures in a haunted ryokan. The second film, falling in the so bad its good department, finds a young woman terrorized by something that looks like a giant blind red turd, looking for eyeballs no less. The third has some potential in the story of a haunted mirror, but throws it all away in insipid effects. The final story is a low budget Child’s Play replete with killer doll and high school clichés.

Originally published in EL Magazine, August 2012

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Written by Nicholas Vroman

July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

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