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Suicide Club (2002)

  Tags: blood, gore, japan, japanese, Masatoshi Nagase, Ryo Ishibashi, Shion Sono, suicide, suicide circle, suicide club, Tamao Satô

Your rating: None Average: 7.3 (3 votes)
Reviewer Rating: 
7

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Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Shion Sono
Runtime: 
99 minutes
Cast: 
Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Tamao Satô


I heard about this film a while back and thought it sounded very interesting, so I was glad to finally check it out. The movie hooks you from the beginning when over 50 high school students commit a mass suicide by throwing themselves in front of a subway train. Very intense scenes and they didn't hold back on the blood and gore. The story, like I said above, is basically about a detective that is trying to find the cause of all the suicides in Japan.

This is a pretty good film that should please gore fans, like myself. I was a bit confused towards the end, but then again I heard from the director some time ago that the movie wasn't really supposed to make sense. What I liked most about this was how the director made the deaths somewhat humorous at times. Much like what they did in Final Destination 2, the deaths were ironic and gave the audience something to laugh at, because we all know that suicide isn't funny, but you can't help but laugh at some of the stuff they come up with here.

The movie actually does have some creepy scenes at times, which surprised me, because I thought it wasn't going to really go towards that direction. It wasn't a bad thing. The directing and acting is pretty good and I really enjoyed the gore and humor in the deaths, which is why I decided to give the movie a solid 7-rating. It's a good film. Suicide Club is the international title, but the literal English title would be Suicide Circle, which is why it says that on the poster.

A good movie that plays around with the uncommon theme of suicide. Interesting, original and loaded with blood and gore. I recommend checking this out.

Posted on November 20, 2009 - 4:35am | FrighT MasteR

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