1: SNAKE GIRL
has been invited to spend the summer vacation with her cousin
at a rural village. For some reason, she is not welcomed by
the village people who keep calling her as “Snake Girl”
a vengeance, horror has spun again upon this series and effortly
hoping for a new revelation of realized mistakes and correction.
Alas, a perfectly good storyline introduction has yet lead
us to a complete madness of unconceivable notion of logic.
Even suspension of belief couldn’t hold up its reputation.
Sensing a deeper unbelly of reason, one could somehow manage
an opening of sense but somehow it’ll get in a way of
storyline that works in the 1st half of the story. A young
girl, sent to visit her cousin in the country side after a
brutal murder befallen in her school, gets weird stares and
terror by the villagers. Everything was alright until the
very end which just messed it all up. One can’t help
to notice or wonder if the director was in a hurry to a more
important project and was doing this as a forced favor
PART 2: THE WISH
elementary- school boy finds a block of wood at a garage dump
that seems to be in a shape of a human head, and makes a puppet
out of it. He names it “mokume” and starts playing
with the puppet and becoming friends with him. Things do not
turn out to be as innocent when the puppet starts to become
a decent story without an end that will stump me to the very
last frame. One can say, this is across between MAY and CHUCKY.
A boy, going to a phase of rejection and loneliness, resorts
to physically making his own friend when he stumbled upon
a block of wood. There’s a saying a child’s wish
can be a very powerful thing and unfortunately, this upper
hand goes awry and lo and behold, like Frankenstein, “IT’S
ALIVE!”. And confessing that it’ll be his best
friend and not letting anything come between would be a biggest
mistake when he befriends a girl in his new school. Character
development was surprisingly evident throughout the short
as we see the boy from a state of isolation to desperation
and revelation to remorse. Call me old-fashion but I like
my horror with a touch of relations and not something totally
This disc does not contain any special features.
blast like the previous with Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, this
telemovie sounded clear as crystal almost as good as big production
settings. Visually, it has all the elements of it being a
tv made production, at times, dark scenes especially in “The
Wish”, tend to get lost but forgivable, making us wonder
why in the world do these people draw their curtains all the
time... Voiced in Japanese, thank the subtitles, that comes
in English and Chinese, to help you fully understand the movie.
DVD RATING :
by Lokman B S