Hiruko the Goblin

1991, Comedy/Fantasy, 1h 29m

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A goblin is sent to Earth to behead students and turn their bodies into demons.

Cast & Crew

Kenji Sawada
Hieda Reijirou
Masaki Kudou
Masao Yabe
Naoto Takenaka
Takashi Yabe
Megumi Ueno
Tsukishima Reiko
Yasuhiro Hasegawa
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Tatsushi Umegaki
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Masahiro Kishimoto
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  • Nov 05, 2008
    Let's see, have we got improbable inventions created by a man who was discredited in his field? Check. Mysterious bodily marks? Check. A cheesy soundtrack, bright red blood, spider-like demons? Check all round. Congratulations, it's a Japanese B-movie! Or at least, I assume it's a B-movie. Hiruko isn't a classic in the traditonal sense, it's not good enough for that. Instead, it's a viewing experience you'll probably remember for a long time due to the pure enjoyment factor. For every bit of cheesy acting there will be one scene or idea that will really grab you, particuarly if you're a horror veteran. I found that it picked up quite a lot towards the end, once we were actually given some plot you can stop wondering what the hell it's all about and just enjoy the madness of it all. I especially liked the motion shots done from the goblin's point of view, complete with the creature breathing heavily from exertion. Verdict: difficult to say. Watch to say you have. I enjoyed watching it, but can't tell if I like it or not. Possibly will watch again at some point.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2008
    Strange, campy and almost incoherent Japanese demon film that works most of the time although the "wacky" acting rather pushes it to its breaking point. Still a nice change of pace after Tsukamoto's previous film the even more confusing Tetsuo.
    A.D. V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2008
    A heck of a lot of fun. So much fun in fact, the first time I saw it I thought I was watching a HK movie. Soon, the mood changed and it turned eerie with some amazing visuals. Another Tsukamoto fave.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2006
    Easily the weakest film I've seen by Shinya. It was made between the two Tetsuo films and I can't help think he was blowing off some steam, although that may be the fanboy in me speaking.
    J H Super Reviewer

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