Film Review: Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Yukie and two of her girlfriends are being haunted by the ghost of a classmate, they once heavily bullied. When the other two die under mysterious circumstances, Yukie sees only one chance for herself. With the help of the Nightmare Detective (Ryuhei Matsuda) she hopes to escape her hopeless situation. REVIEW: Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writers: Hisakatsu Kuroki * Shinya Tsukamoto Music: Chu Ishikawa * Shin – Ichi Kawahara Cinematographer: Takayuki Shida * Shinya Tsukamoto … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmare Detective (Akumu Tantei) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. “O” intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She’s faced with two mutilated corpses who appear to have killed themselves, but she’s not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She … Continue reading

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