Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman
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Almost a straight-forward monster/slasher movie, "Carved" does a good job updating the kuchisake-onna, making the most of her frightening appearance and equipping her with a signature weapon, a giant pair of scissors that make her even more fearsome. The plot holds along with the established legend, with the whisper of the appearance of a Kuchisake-onna spreading fear amongst the school children yet being dismissed by unbelieving adults. Some of the braver children try to catch a glimpse of her, with deadly results, and the plot thickens and the bodies pile up. Some of the story is unexplained, because every Japanese person would be aware of the legend and not need it pointed out to them, and this might be a little confusing, but these instances are rare.
Director Kôji Shiraishi has put out a number of B-ranked horror flicks, like "Ju-rei" and "Noroi", without ever scoring a really big hit. His films do the job on a dark cold night of sending some chills up your spine, but no one should expect any sort of masterpiece. With that in mind, I really enjoyed "Carved", more than I thought I was going to, and feel that he upped the ante over his previous films.Read more ›
annoying while the adults are portrayed realistically. It was thrilling
enough to keep me glued to the screen for 1.5 hrs but not impressive enough
to watch twice. UPDATE: The sequel is a far superior (deeper) film.
The film has a "calm before the storm" feel about it. The skies are mostly gray. The colors are washed out.
There isn't much gore for the type of movie this could have been. It plays it safe. mostly, with either implied violence or quick shots.
I would have given it another star had the end been unpredictable.
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Good I guess but not exactly scary. Could have done a lot more with it.Published 1 month ago by H.Tay
Was really good,has subtitles in English and doesn't get boring. Arrived fast,no scratches to disc or case. Love itPublished 2 months ago by Applejack
Fast shipping and the movie was ok I wish it was better but it's a low budget film just wished the quality of the movie was a little better.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Didn't follow the urban legend correctly but was overall a decent movie.Published 5 months ago by Erin Evans