Morita Go delivers a disturbingly realistic performance as a psycho-slasher with a multiple personality disorder that rapidly switches during scenes and keeps the audience constantly guessing.
The first 40 minutes of comedy and character development are followed by a rapid twist in genre and pace, which combined with great camerawork and special effects make the film a breathtakingly intense watch.
Hime-Anole leaves you openly shocked, however the best part is the stars themselves. No punches are pulled in the script; the enrapturing violence and Yoshida’s eventual decision to escalate the film to 110% craziness is pure brilliance.
J-pop star Morita Go is the standout of this overly violent, incredibly bloody psycho thriller. Go for the stars, stay for the violence, remember the horror.
CAST: Morita Go, Gaku Hamada, Aimi Satsukawa, Tsuyoshi Muro
DIRECTOR: Keisuke Yoshida
WRITER: Minoru Furuya
SYNOPSIS: Susumu Okada (Gaku Hamada) is asked to be a cupid between a colleague and cafe worker Yuka (Aimi Satsukawa). When Susumu goes to the cafe where Yuka works, he meets Shoichi Morita (Morita Go). Susumu and Shoichi Morita went to the same high school, but Yuka informs Susumu that Shoichi is stalking her. This is when things escalate.