July 25th: 6 Feet Under

Box

151. Box (Takashi Miike, 2004)

The final film off the Three Extremes DVD is by legendarily mental Japanese director Takashi Miike. It’s bizarre that the shorter format seems to allow for more creativity but it seems to liberate the film-makers from the structural demands of the feature film. Box is a story of revenge and regret, typical themes for Japanese horror. It’s a claustrophobic and tense tale of a woman who is haunted by visions of her twin sister who died when they were young. To reveal any more of the story would spoil it but it is a startling little number, an enjoyably spooky tale for a late Saturday night.

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