Let's start again.
That's what I have to say about the Japanese horror flick: Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment (幽霊マンション) a movie made in 2005.
I first saw the link to this on Mike Rogers' blog: Marketing Japan... I figured what the heck... it's a YOU TUBE video of a real Japanese flick - complete with English sub-titles.
I began watching the movie at home at around 11PM three nights ago. I watched about 20 minutes of it and was sufficiently creeped out to not want to watch any more that night, and thought I would be smarter and less afraid to watch it at lunch at work.
I watched another 40 minutes the next day and was again creeped out. Daylight had no affect on how the movie made me squirm.
I watched the remainder of it yesterday at lunch - and was completed creeped out again. Not grossed out - creeped out.
Just two evenings ago, I watched the US horror flick The House On Haunted Hill (1999). Boring. Slash and gore and very little to scare me. But Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment... that one gave me the heebie-jeebies. Ugh.
A brief synopsis that hopefully won't give too much away and ruin your enjoyment:
A father and daughter move to an old apartment complex where everyone is so happy to see them.
Along with being informed of a midnight curfew, as the family moves in, another family in another unit moves out). It turns out that once you move into the place... you can't move out until others move in. Last in. Last out. As for why you can't move out when you want... ghosts. Pissed off ghosts. Who torment you for a reason. I think. It wasn't perfectly clear - but who cares?! It creeped me out.
The movie's not completely in-your-face with the horror... which is what makes it creepy. To be honest... people can become desensitized quite easily to violence. But creepiness... that keeps you on your toes.
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Anyhow... go and watch the movie over at Mike's blog if you will: HERE... his blog is always entertaining and sometimes inflammatory... and I don't always agree with him... but it's nice to learn something new. Mike is the one who inspired me to get off my ass and write a blog everyday. He didn't say anything to me (he didn't know me then), but I saw that he worked hard on his craft - and how could I do any less? I could, but now I didn't want to.
And... if you are a buncha lazy bastards - which is cool, because I don't judge - you can watch the video below.
I still think you should go to Mike's, though.
As for the movie... seriously... it's free... you don't have to download anything... it's got English subtitles... and a really sexy young Japanese actress named Kurokawa Mei (surname first)... who was an 18-year-old playing the part of a 17-year-old. Now that's acting! Anyhow, Mei was named after the English word for her birth month in 1987.
Anyhow... thanks Mike for inspiring me to blog everyday... and for telling us all about this horror film.Now go and visit Mike's blog: Marketing Japan.