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Spiral (Uzumaki)The movie centers on the inhabitants of a small Japanese town who become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. This abstract concept manifests in grotesque ways, such as a teenager's long hair beginning to curl and take over her mind, or a corpse wound around itself.
Actors of "Spiral (Uzumaki)"
Directors of "Spiral (Uzumaki)"HiguchinskyBirthdate: 27 February 1969, Ukraine
Creators of "Spiral (Uzumaki)"Junji ItoBirthdate: 31 July 1963, Gifu, JapanKengo Kaji
Critic Reviews of "Spiral (Uzumaki)"VarietyFebruary 11, 2010
Pic duly places less emphasis on narrative than on the sort of surreal set pieces that might have worked better in the graphic-novel form.Chicago ReaderApril 18, 2007
Adapted from a horror comic by Junji Ito, this debut feature from Japanese music-video director Higuchinsky begins eerily but doesn't take long to descend into silliness.Chicago TribuneOctober 03, 2002
Gussied up with so many distracting special effects and visual party tricks that it's not clear whether we're supposed to shriek or laugh.Seattle TimesJuly 12, 2002
Required viewing for horror fans, Japanese-cult-cinema fans, and anyone who digs settling in for an unsettling David Lynch evening.Hollywood ReporterMay 15, 2002
Ultimately the, yes, snail-like pacing and lack of thematic resonance make the film more silly than scary, like some sort of Martha Stewart decorating program run amok.New York PostMay 01, 2002
At some point, all this visual trickery stops being clever and devolves into flashy, vaguely silly overkill.Combustible CelluloidJune 03, 2006
A brilliant horror film with an original idea and style to spare.Rue Morgue MagazineMay 01, 2004
'Uzumaki is a masterfully rendered living portrait of warped, apocalyptic art...'Film ThreatJanuary 15, 2004
Mostly the film creates an infectious feeling of apprehension that slowly crawls up your spine.ReelTalk Movie ReviewsNovember 03, 2002
Special effects can be tastefully managed even on a shoestring budget, but here they are merely ludicrous.Nitrate OnlineSeptember 09, 2002
Succumb to its creepy charms, and you'll never see inner-ear anatomy diagrams, umbrellas, or escargot in quite the same way. You might even hand over laundry chores to someone else.eye WEEKLYAugust 26, 2002
Eerie and slimy enough to give Tim Burton nightmares, Uzumaki is a superb piece of fantasy cinema.
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