Eiff 2013: ‘The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)’ Review

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Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura | Written by Junya Kato, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata

Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse

We should know better than to get excited when a once great horror director makes a back to basics comeback. It’s happened with John Carpenter (The Ward), George A. Romero (Survival of the Dead), Wes Craven (My Soul to Take), and Dario Argento (Dracula 3D), and now it is the turn of Japan’s own Hideo Nakata – the man behind Dark Water and Ringu. In a miraculous feat Nakata has managed to make a film worse than all those aforementioned combined.

The Complex follows a young nursing student (Maeda) who moves with her family into a derelict apartment block, which her friends claim is haunted. After being disturbed by eerie noises coming from her neighbour’s apartment it seems these claims may have some truth.

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