Every country does their horror a tad differently. Japanese horror is definitely in a league of their own. Take tonight’s movie, Audition, for example. It’s about a widower who at his son’s request finally move on and find a new wife. So what do they do? They hold auditions to find a new prospective wife. Unfortunately, they end up choosing Asami, a beautiful, alluring, and mysterious woman who for some reason is completely obsessive and has an odd assortment of body parts that seem to pop up around her decapitations and torture victims but you know, she’s kinda hawt so…is that okay?
Audition is directed by Takashi Miike and is based on the novel of the same name by Ryu Murakami. It stars Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. If you liked the Ring, then you will probably like this movie as it was made by The Omega Project and was shot in only three weeks.
Audition received multiple awards from several film festivals such as the FIPRESCI Prize and the KNF award. The film was a success on the indie circuit and was most notable for the films final torture scene and is often found on various lists of the best horror films ever made.
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