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Last summer, long before my blog crashed, I reviewed another one of Takashi Shimizu's films titled SHOCK LABYRINTH 3D. I had mixed feelings on that particular film because, although it was shot well and had a nice chill to it, the storyline was sketchy and didn't make sense in certain parts. This is important for TORMENTED because the film pulls from SHOCK LABYRINTH in a few different ways.
Let me explain: the characters in TORMENTED go to a movie theater and see SHOCK LABYRINTH in 3D...which is where the rabbit comes from. It literally flies out of the picture and into their world. Sound crazy? Trust me...it is...but it is really cool. This "tie-in" runs throughout the film as well, even taking the characters to the hospital in which the previous movie was set.
But TORMENTED is not a sequel, nor is it technically related to the other film. It just relies on SHOCK LABYRINTH a bit to give it some plot-plugs. I really like how Shimizu was able to pull this off; if it were done any other way, it would have been cheesy.
TORMENTED is shot very well with some eye-popping 3D effects. The acting is really good as well, with a well-rounded cast that gives great performances.Read more ›
When I received an e-mail that Shimizu was going to be in town promoting his new movie "Tormented 3D" for the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), you better believe I jumped at the opportunity to interview him and see it in a rare theatrical screening. I was blown away by the twisted tale that unraveled in front of me. I knew there was so much going on that I would need to see the movie again. Thanks to Well Go USA, I got the chance with its release on Blu-ray.
After seeing a 3D horror movie featuring a stuffed white rabbit, siblings Kiriko and Daigo begin seeing it in a life-sized form. The giant creature stalks them and seems to be trying to tell them something. What is the rabbit attempting to communicate to them and what sort of psychological doorways will it open?
Director Shimizu told me "Tormented 3D" was a companion piece to his film "The Shock Labyrinth 3D." I never realized how much it relied on "The Shock Labyrinth 3D" until I saw it again. It's basically the trigger for all the misery Daigo and Kiriko suffer through in this movie. It's the proverbial key that unlocks the dark recesses of their minds.
I know the idea of a giant white bunny rabbit running around grabbing people and stalking them might sound absurd.Read more ›
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Must have been bogus reviews. This movie is AWFUL! The 3D was unnecessary and subpar.Published 10 months ago by Robert R. Letzel
Japanese horror film in 3D. Subtitles in english. Original script no seen in this part of the word. Sometime the orient make good movies with fresh ideas.Published 12 months ago by Boricua
First DVD Blu-ray version quality is excellent.
Movie. Called "Rabbit Horror" in Japanese is about a girl that was traumatized as a child. Read more
what joke must be written by 12yr. old. very poorley acted and written waste of time and money . could not watch for more then 5 min.Published 23 months ago by j.g.
You know, after seeing "Shock Labyrinth" (2009) I thought Takashi Shimizu was losing it. Sure, it was only one movie, but it was a really lame movie that felt like amateur... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anticlimacus
I have the film 'shock labrynth" on 3d blu ray and about half the scenes in the film have double images. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Michael Dobey
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