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Program Title: Uzumaki (Spiral)
EASC Code: JU-06
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Fiction, Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Higichinsky
Producer: Sumiji Miyake
Release Date:2000
Running Time: 90 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: From the land that brought us RINGU (The Ring) comes Uzumaki (Spiral). The inhabitants of a small Japanese seaside town come under the influence of a strange force that causes an obsession with spiral forms. One by one, the townspeople fall under its spell. The horror manifests itself in different ways, its geometric pattern giving snails, food, and even the swirl of fingerprints an eerie quality that drives the inhabitants of Kurozou gradually insane. Kirie, a young schoolgirl, is the first to notice the strange behavior in friends and neighbors and is powerless to prevent the obsession overwhelming everyone around her. The victims fall prey to the spiral through their own weaknesses--a student who is always late to school starts exhibiting signs of unnatural snail-like growths on his body, while another exhibitionist student finds herself the centre of a spiral of attention. Eventually the townspeople begin descending on a self-inflicted and self-perpetuating spiral of terror.
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