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- Release Date: 2007
- Genre: Ghost & Spirit
- Cast and crew: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana, Kazuyuki Matsuzawa, Kaori Sakagami, Sakina Kuwae, Yûto Kawase, Ryoko Takizawa, Saaya, Runa Okada, Rio Iguchi, Mei Tanaka, Yui Matsuda, Ayumi Kitaoka, Taiga Tsubaki, Aoi Shimoyama, Yûya Kawamura, Shûta Kambayashi, Yûrei Yanagi, Tarô Suwa, Kôichirô Nishi, Shinji Kawada, Chizuru Hatanaka, Gaku Sakairi, Kanako Kojima, Nobu Takahashi, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Takeshi Aki, Osamu Tsukikawa, Akira Shimomoto, Kazuya Nakajima, Manami Hisamoto, Shunta Watanabe, Akira Matsuda, Shiori Tanaka, Jun Irie, Kanako Yoshikawa, Tôru Morinaga, Hiroto Itô, Hiroki Hirai, Yukina Kashiwa, Ayu Kanesaki, Kenji Kobayashi, Natsumi Sakuma, Momoko Nakanishi, Miki Mizuno
- Director: Kōji Shiraishi
- Screenwriter: Kōji Shiraishi, Naoyuki Yokota
Carved: A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007) Rating:
- Dylan = 6.5 / 10;
- Eloise = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 7 / 10;
- IMDb = 5.5 / 10;
Carved: A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007) Synopsis:
Set in modern Japan, the story relates to the terrifying tale of a murdered woman whose ghost kidnaps and mutilates little children.
Carved: A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007) Review:
Carved, by director Kôji Shiraishi (Grotesque), is inspired by a Japanese urban legend that caused panic in Japan in the early ’80s.
Even though it may seem a relatively classic ghost story at first, it features one of the greatest-looking villains ever featured: a woman with the mouth cut open and a giant pair of scissors who capture and beat the shit out of young children.
Direct violence on children, including children murders, is kind of taboo in horror cinema, and that it precisely what makes Carved so unsettling. Even though you do not get to see open wounds and liters of blood, the movie is quite violent, and the kills gruesome. The fact that she actually comes out in full daylight to gets children is a change from the usual ghosts who only appear in the dark when the characters are alone. It might sound like nothing, but it actually gives interesting credibility to the story, that otherwise is nothing exceptional. I really liked the dark tone of the movie and how it spares you the lameness of a happy ending.
To conclude, Carved is easily amongst the best modern Japanese horror film, along with The Grudge and Ringumaybe. Definitely a must-see for Asian cinema lovers. Those giant scissors and the slit mouth of the woman is something that will haunt you for long!