Due to the global recession, your regularly scheduled dead, wet, black haired girl will be unavailable to haunt and attack your movie's characters. Instead, the evil spirit that lives in her hair will take her place. Fans of Chiaki Kuriyama should be happy as she capably holds her own as the main character. The writing is well done and combines excessive cheeriness with disturbing elements. Though the movie has a made-for-TV quality like "Ju-on", the end result is a decent addition to a horror collection. The acting, directing and special effects were very well done. The 5.1 audio option made moderate, but very good use of surround sound. As for extras, on Disc 1, there's a trailer for the movie and trailers for four other movies. On Disc 2, there's a "Music Video", a "TV Spots" featurette, a "Deleted Scenes" featurette (1:23 min) containing two scenes, a "Behind The Scenes" featurette (48:23 min) and a "Fantasia 2007: Q&A With Director Sion Sono" featurette (8:20 min). Recommended.
A mortician harvests hair extensions from a woman's corpse in this film by director Sion Sono. There is an admirable amount of time spent developing the key characters, as well as important past events. This may prove taxing in other movies, but the storyline is so engaging here (and the horror scenes so nicely placed and effective) that there is never a dull moment. Also, Chiaki Kuriyama is cute as always. The special effects are used successfully to create some crazy death scenes - the last of which is outrageous. This entry infuses even more originality and weirdness into the horror genre while safely avoiding some of the most prevalent genre cliches.