Ordinarily I am not even that much into "thriller" or "horror" types of movies. Seen a bunch, didn't get much out of them. Thus it's not really my preferred genre. After seeing Audition it turns out that the only reason I'm not too into this genre is because none of the other examples are as nightmarishly believable as Audition. Eihi Shiina taps into the vein of evil like no one else I have ever seen.
If I were to sit here and try to think of my favorite movies I rented in 2002 I'd certainly end up forgetting lots of great ones until 5 minutes after I submit my review. Thus I won't do that. But I will indeed say that Audition is one of the most perfect movies I have ever seen.
I think the best way I can review and recommend this movie is to say nothing about it. I just don't want to give anything away. I want the viewer to go blindly into this movie, and then walk away afterwards with the feeling of curdled blood clogging their arteries.
My advice: Either go rent this, buy it, or rent it then buy it. Learn as few specifics about it as possible and just pop it into your VCR/DVD player and let it crawl inside you and linger in the regions of human consciousness that are best left dormant.
Now all I have to do is see the other movies by this director and see if Ms. Shiina has made any other movies.
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