Saturday, February 6, 2010

Female Villains in Horror: Asami Yamazaki

Well maybe he shouldn't have been 'auditioning' for new wives in the first place, you know?

Audition is one of the most disturbing movies I have seen in eons. A real lesson to be learned.
In some ways, a new-age Fatal Attraction of the very, very worst kind, if you will.

But gee, I don't remember the nasty wire in the Glenn Close movie.
Asami won't be ignored, though. That's for sure.

When someone's resume doesn't check out, your friends warn you, and you get a needling sense of unease when you're with said person, perhaps it's time to reconsider spending any quality time with them.
But Aoyama is hung up on Asami after meeting her, and little does he know what he's in for.
While she sits in an empty room waiting for his call, we are immediately aware that something is not right. At all. Basically the only other object in the room besides the phone? A burlap sack.
Then we see it move. A sense of dread begins right there and really doesn't let up. Ever.

We start learning of Asami's previous adventures and find ourselves cringing at the discovery of extra body parts and the number of missing persons that she seems responsible for. We see that the burlap sack contains a man (missing a few choice appendages, natch) and we recoil with disgust as she serves up her own vomit in a bowl for the man to eat.
And he does.

And all of this is before she kills his dog, shoots him up with a paralyzing drug, tortures him with needles and cuts off his foot with a wire saw.
This is one sick, twisted, sadistic bitch.

Good lord, pass the Xanax.

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William Malmborg said...

Great review. I still remember the night my brother came home from a friends house where a group of them watched this with no idea what it was about. The look on his face was priceless.

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mge said...

Kiri kiri kiri kiriii.

I hate her. I mean, she's good at being a bitch, but her "cute" side is SO annoying.

James said...

Audition makes me feel all kinds of wrong. The scene when Kiri's on the phone and the sack in the background of the scene moves... I need a stiff drink just thinking about it!