It’s time for a new episode of our video series Best foreign horror filmand this time we look back Audition (get it HERE), the most popular of the seven Takashi Miike-directed projects released in 1999. To find out what we had to say about this Japanese horror classic, watch the video embedded above!
Manuscript by Daisuke Tengan and based on a novel by Ryû Murakami, Audition has the following synopsis:
Widow Aoyama decides to start dating again. With the help of a friend of the filmmaker, Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to act as a dating service. As Aoyama becomes fascinated by the secluded, beautiful Asami, they initiate a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami is not as reserved as she seems to be, leading to gradually increasing tension and a shocking climax.
The film stars Ryo Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda and Eihi Shiina.
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That Audition episode of the show was written and narrated by Andrew Hatfield, edited by Gonzalo Lopez, produced by John Fallon and Executive produced by Berge Garabedian.
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The previous sections of Best foreign horror film covered Dario Argentos Deep redLucio Fulci’s ZombieNakata’s Hideo RingDario Argentos Sleepless, Thomas Alfredsons Let the right one inTommy Wirkolas Dead snowAlexandre Aja’s High voltageTimur Bekmambetovs Night watchmanGuillermo del Toro’s The devil’s backboneRussel Mulcahy’s Razorbackand Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-on: The Grudge. A few of these episodes can be seen below. To see more, go to JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe to the channel while you are there!