Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Posted by Catfreeek
Kirie lives in a small town with her father. Her best friend and childhood crush Shuichi is having a problem with his father, he is obsessed with spirals. Shuichi’s father, Toshio has become so fixated on them that his family is beginning to worry.
Toshio finally commits suicide by stuffing himself into a washing machine which twisted his body into a spiral. After Toshio's death things get very strange in the town, more and more people become obsessed with spirals and they start to change. Some of them transforming into human snails. Kirie is caught up in the midst of the phenomena as she watches her family and friends slip into the spiraling madness.
I expected nothing less than more silly Asian madness jumping around nonsensically and leaving me confused. What I found was a pretty nifty little horror flick. Although there are many unanswered questions, the infectious spiral obsession is compelling.
Not all of the obsessed simply turn into snails, some of them contort into spirals and even one girls hair becomes a spiraling entity of it's own. It's really a cool concept. Honestly, I don't know how the Japanese come up with some of this shit.
If your having an urge for the obscure this film will suit you just fine.
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