Audition 02/23/19

Arrow Video

Some pretty scary shockers launched J-horror, and this may be the scariest.   Takashi Miike shook up a lot of festival attendees and theatergoers with this creepy tale. A widower ‘auditions’ a new wife, and gets far more trouble than he ever expected. Miike may also have kicked off the ‘torture porn’ subgenre here. The violent events at the twisted finish tie time and reality into knots. It’s the most aberrant Japanese horror film since Moju. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.