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Goth (2008)





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A pair of death-obsessed teens track a Tokyo serial killer in this gruesome thriller from director Gen Takahashi. A madman is stalking the Tokyo suburbs, slaughtering young women and severing their hands before posing the corpses in places the police will easily discover them. With each new killing, teenage loner Morino (Rin Takanashi) and her outgoing pal Kamiyana (Kanata Hongô) grow increasingly fascinated by the morbid crimes. When Morino stumbles across what appears to be the killer's journal, she and Kamiyama try to track his movement in order to get a look at the crime scenes before the police do. But the closer the two friends get to the killer, the greater the danger to their own life grows. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Ethereal, slow-paced and sometimes oddly beautiful, this film would probably have been one of my favorites in my mid teens, when I had a rather morbid fascination with images of death/murder (the mutual appreciation of death is what brings the loner Morni and the popular but unhappy Kamiyama, the teen leads, together). Nevertheless, I'm sure this worked better as a novel and a manga than it does as a film - the repetition and otherworldly photography tires after a while. Saying that, the film definitely has a quiet power, there are some very talented people behind and in front of the cameras, and the ending is stunning.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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As a big fan of the novel that the film was based on, I bought this DVD without hesitation.  I should?ve rented it.  It?s not that it?s bad, it just is very pedestrian where the novel was very ?out there?.  It?s worth a watch if you like this sort of thing (a horror/mystery, high school tale with flawed protagonists), but it?s definitely not a must see in any way.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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