_Shane’s review published on Letterboxd:
Junji Ito has a problem.
Imagine a locomotive with just enough coal to shovel into the engine to see it to its destination. A practiced shoveller (whatever the term is man, idk crud about old trains) would add bit by bit, remaining consistent across the journey, ensuring it reaches its destination. Ito on the other hand usually says @#*& it, and shoves all the coal in at the start.
What does this amount to? Some of the most interesting horror concepts you'll find in fiction, but that train will always run out of steam long before its destination is reached.
Junji Ito has a problem. His readers keep getting left stranded on the train tracks, never getting to where they need to go.