Country: Japan Runtime: 90 min Original title:Ooru naito rongu
This movie has got me in such a depressed mood that I barely feel like writing this. I like dark, gloomy
movies but this film with it’s awful, repetitive soundtrack and it’s lack of purpose just leaves you empty.
There are really only two exciting scenes in the movie and a very nice romance.
We are introduced to three young male high school students. A smart tech-y boy, a geek and a
rich idiot. They are all socially awkward. They are all on their way somewhere when the crossing pole
comes down warning that a train will pass. As they all wait a crazy guy comes out (possibly high on
something) and asks a girl that was standing nearby for directions then stabs her a couple of dozen
times until she’s dead. After that I guess he just runs off. The three boys are freaked out, so in order to
feel better they become friends real quick and plan a party at the rich kids house to celebrate how death
makes friends of strangers I’m guessing...? The thing is that they each must bring a girl.
The initial killing was the first mildly exciting thing that happens. Then there’s a believable sweet
romance between the tech kid and a girl he meets. During this part the movie feels much like a dark
drama instead of horror. I say dark drama because we all know something bad is going to happen to the
girl. The other two have no luck finding ladies. The nerdy kid begs a fat school weirdo who is cool with
girls to find him a date but he later finds out that they plan on exploiting him and leaving him
heartbroken. But the nerd gets some revenge when he meets his supposed date and he pukes milk on
her dress. The rich kid lures a pretty girl to accompany him at the infamous party but she turns out to
be a horny devil, pissed off and malicious. On the night of the party she gets him hot and handcuffs him
to a fence with his pants down and takes off.
The guy with the girlfriend is heading towards the party with her when a gang rapes and kills her. You
barely see anything but a flash of light and a thigh. Somehow the guy escapes to plan revenge with his
other two outcast, dateless friends. With the nerd wearing a mask and one of the guys toting a shotgun
that could kill a bear, according to the kid, they infiltrate the gang's hideout and wreak havoc.
There is much to say about presumptions, especially when it comes to films. This movie was on a list
of the top 10 most disturbing films and everything I had read seemed to back it up. It was an hour and
10 minutes and I was waiting for more blood or gore, or even rape. All I got was slow, tedious character
development and not a drop of blood. The end gives us something but there is so much more that I was
hoping for and now I am left annoyed. As a horrific dramatic tale of fear and frustration it might work fine
but please people don’t tell me this is one of the top ten most disturbing films out there because I will get