Nightmare Detective

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Movie Info

A detective (Hitomi) investigates a string of suicides where the victims slash themselves in their sleep.

Cast & Crew

Ryuhei Matsuda
Kyoichi Kagenuma
Hitomi
Detective Keiko Kirishima
Masanobu Andô
Detective Wakayama
Ren Ôsugi
Detective Sekiya
Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Critic Reviews for Akumu tantei (Nightmare Detective)

All Critics (3) | Rotten (3)

  • ...cement[s] Tsukomoto's status as one of the most egregiously untalented and flat-out worthless filmmakers around...

    June 1, 2008 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • Possivelmente o trabalho mais "acessvel" de Tsukamoto, tambm um dos piores, surgindo como uma cpia sem inspirao de tantos outros exemplares da recente onda do terror japons.

    March 15, 2008 | Rating: 1/5
  • An Asian combination platter of Dreamscape, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and just about every technology-obsessed J-horror flick you can think of.

    February 28, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Akumu tantei (Nightmare Detective)

  • Jul 30, 2011
    I love Japanese horror movie like Ring... and this wasn't in the same class! Nightmare Detective ( 悪夢探偵, Akumu Tantei) is a real slasher directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Hitomi. Masanobu Ando and Ren Osugi play supporting roles, and Tsukamoto himself plays the unnamed villain. To me looked like a movie made for a TV and even the gorgeous Hitomi and her very interesting acting could not change that feeling of a low budget underdeveloped story...
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2010
    Another Film From Dimension Extreme, and like all the others I've watched from this company its EXTRME. This is a film from Japan and its the Japanese Freddy Krueger movie, fall a sleep and you commit suicide, and a female detective is after Zero the man who reaches people on a cell phone causing them to die. All in all a pretty good film, a little long but in the end you will be glad you stuck it out and watched it. 4 Stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2008
    Nice mixture of horror and surrealism. A very dreamlike feel.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2007
    It's really nice to be in the hands of a truly talented director. This is the first Tsukamoto film I've seen in the theater, and I was really excited, and holy eff, was I not disappointed. The film starts out as a sort of artier and meaner Dreamscape (an awesome film in it's own right) with folks gettin' killed off in their dreams and a detective who can enter them is talked into solving the case. It's great until that point, but then it becomes a Tsukomoto film and starts kickin' ass and takin' names. The climax of this film is nothing short of astonishing, and seeing it on the big screen was a true joy. I can't say too much about it (not just because of spoilers, but I'm still figuring parts out) but it's some of Tsukomoto's best work. Also, in his favour, it's probably his best performance as an actor I've seen so far. His scenes in the final act are amazing and he emotes better without speaking than most folks who act for a living. A great film and a great film experience.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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