The Shock Labyrinth: House of Horrors 3D (JP)

 ( Movie review )

Language: Japanese
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Horror
Running Time: 88 mins
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Cast: Yagira Yuya, Misako Renbutsu, Ai Maeda, Erina Mizuno, Suzuki Matsuo

This was actually released in 2009 as the first-ever Japanese 3D horror film. The story revolves around a group of friends that stumble back into an amusement park’s horror house where a dark incident took place in their childhood.

Verdict: Perhaps the worst of its kind that I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s merely unbelievable that this was actually directed by the man who did ‘Ju On’. There isn’t a single decent scare. Even the girls in the cinema were laughing and yawning. The 3-D effects have nothing much to show besides how much it could hurt my eyes. Furthermore, the plot does not make sense at all and the double twist at the end adds to the confusion. The only things that impressed me were the annoyingly-panned music track and the kawaii-ness of the actresses.

Double twist? (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) There is absolutely no point of showing the filthy (or bruised?) feet of Yuki at the end. She did NOT die and is still in a coma. Hence, she can’t be a ghost and she can’t even wake up, let alone revenge. Everything is indeed Ken’s imagination. The real question is, how did he get all his friends into the horror house? His methods of murdering (and blinding) them are not revealed at all. To me, this twist is the major plot hole. In conclusion, this movie is thoroughly crap. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Rating: 0 / 5

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