Gurotesuku (Grotesque)

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A maniacal doctor abducts a young couple, forcing them to endure unspeakable torments while methodically breaking their spirits until they have no possible hope for survival. Banned in the UK. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Gurotesuku (Grotesque)

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  • 'the spectacle of sadism' that so bothers the BBFC seems to be, at least in part, a cinematic metaphor for the twists and turns of a couple's journey from bodily lust to enduring love.

    Dec 1, 2010

Audience Reviews for Gurotesuku (Grotesque)

  • Sep 24, 2012
    A neat gorefest that is really entertaining towards the end, but it isn't enough for a recommendation as the rest of the film is pretty boring.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2012
    AMAZING, So brutally graphic, twisted and entertaining as hell. Sequel Please!
    Shawn M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2011
    Two words: Holy Sh!t. A very brutal and graphic film about torture. It has no plot whatsoever it's just an hour and a half of sick torture. It's sicker than any other torture porn film but the story is just - disappointing. I got to give it to them though, for making me squirm and vomit in disgust.
    August S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2011
    You know, at first I was expecting this movie to be sort of like a Human Centipede. A movie where you just watch more as an experience and less like a movie with a coherent story. Which is what Human Centipede was. It had no story whatsoever, it was just this weird doctor and his experiment. For the most part that's what this movie is too. It has no plot, it's just basically this killer guy torturing this couple for no reason whatsoever. And for the most part it's fine, it's about as visceral as a low budget Japanese horror movie can be. And that's the strength of the movie really. But at the end of the day, I absolutely hated this movie. First of all the movie's visceral, so the violence feels slightly more disturbing than it would have been otherwise. Not realistic, but more visceral. This is undone by the completely absurd sound effects. You've never HEARD such ridiculous sound effects. There's this scene where the bad guy starts licking the girl's body. I don't know if you've noticed, but when you put your tongue against your doesn't ACTUALLY make a sound. So, with that in mind, the sound had to be the most over-the-top squishy noise you've ever seen. Then the bad guy fingers the chick...and even THEN it's also WAY too squishy sounding to be believable. With a movie such as this, you'd have expected the sound effects to be more subdued and not so fucking campy. It made me laugh, but it was completely ridiculous. Then there's the ENDING. So get this, bad guy chops off girl's head with an ax after she berates him verbally. The girl's head goes FLYING up into the air. For some reason, as her head is detached from her body she's still conscious. She looks at the bad guy with a menacing stare as she's falling to the floor. Then she bites the bad guy's jugular off. I could have never CONCEIVED of such an ending. It seriously had to be one of the stupidest thing I've seen in a horror movie in YEARS. Hell, it's the stupidest thing I've seen in ANY movie in years, let alone the horror genre. Just completely ruined the movie for me, not that it was great to begin with. Combine that with the fact that the sound effects were out of place, the absolutely HORRENDOUS ending and the fact that the movie is just not that good, then you have one fucking horrendous movie that you should never see...even if you like gore.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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