Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Complex

2013
Dir. Hideo Nakata

The Complex sees Hideo Nakata (Ring, Ring 2, Dark Water) return to familiar territory with an intriguingly structured ghost story which tells of a young woman who discovers her apartment building is haunted by former residents.

Unfurling in a slow-burning fashion typical of Nakata’s work, it promises much – an engrossing story, a creepy atmosphere, nightmarish imagery, a plot full of twists and turns and carefully maintained tension – but sadly it never veers too far from a well-trodden path that’s all too familiar to fans of recent Japanese horror cinema.

Head over to Exquisite Terror to read my full review.

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