This feels way more elusive than the other two Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies I've seen (Cure, a masterpiece, and Creepy, merely excellent in comparison). Maybe that's just because those both focus on obsessed cops and this centers on a group of young people whose personalities are, well, elusive. It's definitely a movie of ideas. The images have an alien effectiveness to them (is anyone better at cold detachment?), but I think the creepiness is ultimately kind of outweighed by how fucking…
84 minutes of some of the most relentless, overwhelming, and insane visual and sonic invention ever put on film. If I like the first one just a little bit more that's because it's 85 minutes of the most relentless, overwhelming, and insane visual and sonic invention ever put on film. Hausu is probably the only remotely comparable movie I've ever seen.