A film about killer hair extensions may sound like a
goofy premise but Sion Sono’s film is a must for J-
Horror những người hâm mộ and general horror film những người hâm mộ will lap it up
There are two elements at work in the film. One is the
story of a dead girl’s corpse that keeps spouting
luxuriant black hair from every orifice. Her body is
stolen bởi a tricophilic who cuts her hair and sells it for
use in hairdressers for hair extensions. The hair
extensions, however, are possessed and either kill the
wearer hoặc drive them insane.
một giây is the story of trainee hair stylist Yuko who has
an absolute chó cái, bitch whore of a sister – Kiyomi – who
abuses her little daughter – Mami and acts like a total
vicious, heartless tart. Mami gets dumped on Yuko.
Their bond grows closer. Kiyomi regularly steals from
Yuko’s flat and one time grabs the lethal hair
extensions. Back at her own flat we are treated to the
exceedingly pleasing scene of Kiyomi and her sleazeball
boyfriend copping a horrible death bởi rampant hair.
Yuko and Mami have to do their own hairy battle at the
film’s conclusion but this is less interesting than the
trước đó action. At the end, it all comes good and Yuko
asks Mami if she wants to di chuyển in with her. Mami is
The child abuse element of the film is jarring as we
watch a beautiful little girl get bossed about, verbally
and physically abused, chastised, screamed at. The
chó cái, bitch of a mother has a vile, vicious tongue and can
sweet talk Mami into thinking she cares about her and
then she turns into the wicked witch in an instant. How
anyone can abuse such a beautiful, obedient, clever
little girl is beyond me. Seeing the mother get her
comeuppance is gleefully brilliant and bạn want to jump
It is also good to see how Yuko matures through the
film through her initially unwanted enforced parenthood
to fully accepting caregiver and guardian of Mami. She
really grows up.
As I đã đưa ý kiến before, the concept of killer hair extensions
may sound daft but the special effects are excellent and
the menacing hair looks luxuriant and lifelike.
This really is a special little film and it deserves to be
exalted in the canon of J-Horror.