Back at the 2013 Fantasia Film Festival, we suggested Hideo Nakata’s (Ringu, Ringu 2, The Ring 2, Dark Water) flick The Complex for your viewing pleasure. Well, the ’s return to J- after a decade-long hiatus is now available on VOD at iTunes and Amazon. If you need more convincing, watch the four clips and the trailer in the player above. All of the clips are just creepy as hell, especially that little boy.
The Complex Synopsis:
Once again dealing with vengeful spirits, Nakata introduces us to Asuka (Atsuko Maeda, former member of pop phenom AKB48), a teenage girl whose family moves into an apartment complex with a troubled past. Her first night’s sleep is interrupted by a distressing scratching noise that seems to be emanating from a next-door apartment occupied by a reclusive old man.
Initially curious by the ghost stories told about her new home by her classmates, everything changes when she decides to visit her neighbour and finds him without a pulse. Her family is acting stranger every day and a weird little boy is desperately trying to become her friend. Mirroring the housing project in which she resides, Asuka’s troubled past is filled with repressed tragic events that are itching to rise to the surface.
When the old man’s wraith manifests, she slowly slips into a downward spiral of rising lunacy. With the help of Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya, Ace Attorney), a young man sensitive to paranormal activity, she attempts to protect her soul from the grips of a merciless entity.
If you watch The Complex, let us know what you thought in the comments section below.
Rock Hard \m/