For this month of Halloween, the editorial staff of Konbini is preparing a horrifying series for you. From creepypastas to little-known horror films, through curses from elsewhere, a daily article will make you shiver until the day of the dead. We don’t talk enough about sketch films, or aggregate of short films. There are, however, nuggets, with sometimes big names in the seventh lending themselves to the exercise. Tokyo! for example, where Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-ho and Leos Carax deliver their vision of the Japanese capital. The horror genre has a host of them, from Creepshow by George A. Romero to Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi (a nugget of the genre), in passing through Michael Dougherty’s Trick’r Treat or Dead of Night (one of the first of its kind with a Fourth Dimension atmosphere, signed Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Robert Hamer, and Basil Dearden). But one of the most impressive remains 3 extremes. Released in 2004 (in Japan, and the following year in France), these are 3 Asian short films, signed by three of the most impressive horror filmmakers (a Japanese, a Korean, and a Hong Konger), and which is a perfect appetizer for a Halloween party. If they are not full of a uniform staging, each with its paw, all hit extremely hard on the bottom. And if we wanted to illustrate each short, be aware that each excerpt that we will use will be a summary (which spoils quite a lot), so we advise you to watch only the first seconds to get a better idea of the film. .The first, Box, is signed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, otherwise known as the most prolific filmmaker of recent decades – the latter has released between two and seven films a year since 1991. The director is renowned for his attraction to the formal madness, accompanied by a particularly intense gore, whether it arrives at the end of the story as in the cult Audition, or throughout in a bombastic way in Ichi the Killer; to name just two. So you can imagine where it can take you. We follow a young author, Kyoko, who is haunted by her younger sister who died years earlier, a contortionist. Based on gloomy boxes, torture, nightmares, asphyxiation, burials of people alive… In short, you see the genre. The second, Cut, is written and directed by the great Park Chan-wook — of whom we will speak to you later in the month. Because if everyone knows Mademoiselle, Joint Security Area, his last winner at Cannes Decision to Leave, and of course Old Boy, we know less about the rest of his filmography – which is almost faultless from start to finish. actor and his pianist wife are kidnapped by a jealous male fan of the first, who decides to cut off a finger from the musician every five minutes if he does not meet his demands, namely to strangle a young girl – all with a grand scene. Atmosphere torture porn on the edges therefore, but which seeks to show the limits of the human psyche. The last one, finally, is not frightening but it is difficult not to be nauseous. It is ultimately the most original, and ultimately the best known and cult of the three. And those while Fruit Chan is perhaps not the best known of the three filmmakers – we know him Made in Hong-Kong of course, but apart from the specialists, that’s about all. a woman who, to try to win back her cheating husband, goes to see a lady who can make her look younger. She offers him mysterious ravioli, the stuffing of which comes from bags that she recovers at an abortion center not far away. Here, here… If you liked, you will also like: For the most curious, know that this is the sequel to another triptych, Three stories from beyond, directed by Kim Jee-woon, Nonzee Nimibutr and Peter Chan — who the author of these words personally hasn’t seen yet, but who are darned less highly rated online. You should also know that Fruit Chan has transformed his disgusting short film into a feature film, by adding scenes a posteriori, also called Extreme Dumplings.3 is available on VOD and DVD.
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