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The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

Kyôfu (original title)
Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of ... See full summary »

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Hiroshi Takahashi

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Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Yôko Chôsokabe Yôko Chôsokabe
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii ... Kaori
Momoko Hatano Momoko Hatano
Tomohiro Kaku Tomohiro Kaku
Nagisa Katahira Nagisa Katahira ... Etsuko
Sô Kusakabe Sô Kusakabe
Ryôta Matsushima Ryôta Matsushima
Yuri Nakamura ... Miyuki
Yôichirô Saitô Yôichirô Saitô
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô
Nuts Tanahashi Nuts Tanahashi
Hiroyuki Yamamoto Hiroyuki Yamamoto
Kimika Yoshino Kimika Yoshino ... Assistant Hisae
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Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of the blue, there is a white light and when they look back, they see they children Ota Miyuki and Kaori staring at the light. Years later, Miyuki vanishes from the Tama Medical University Hospital and her sister Kaori, Miyuki's boyfriend Motojima and detective Hirasawa are seeking her. However, Miyuki and the teenagers Kazochi, Takumi, Hattori and Rieko have been submitted to a nightmarish experiment by Dr. Hattori and her team with tragic results. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 July 2010 (Japan) See more »

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A not so very scary, interesting or atmospheric movie, by the writer of "Ringu".
27 November 2011 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

It's quite unbelievable how much people are still praising the Japanese horror genre. Let me tell you, as a real horror fan and lover, that there are still far more great Hollywood genre movies than Japanese ones out there. Problem with Japanese genre movies often is that they are all too much alike in story and atmosphere and usually aren't helped by a very high budget.

Problem with this movie is that it presents itself as a mysterious and clever one, while in fact it's being neither really. The movie is only mysterious because it's being told that way but not because the story in itself is being a very interesting or real clever and mysterious one. It actually causes the movie to work out more confusing and messy than anything else really.

It's actually hard to believe this movie got written and directed by the same man who wrote the screenplay for the original "Ringu" movie and most of its official sequels, which I all also personally quite liked.

The movie is also far too slow with its buildup, during its first half. When looking back at it, most of the stuff that happens in the first half isn't even that relevant for the movie and is also quite out of tone with its second half, which is far more horror orientated.

But it's not like the movie is having any real good horror in it though. It's the type of horror that is featuring ghostly figures and lots of computer effects, that just never become scary. The movie also just really doesn't have the right required atmosphere for that.

There is far too much wrong with this movie to consider it a remotely decent or recommendable one, not even for the lovers of Japenese horror (no, I am not saying J-horror!).

4/10

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