Uzumaki aka Spiral – Japan, 2000

Uzumaki (うずまき, “Spiral”) is a 2000 Japanese horror film directed by Higuchinsky based on Junji Ito’s episodic manga of the same name.

The plot concerns a town plagued with malevolent spirals. This abstract concept manifests in grotesque ways, such as a teenager’s long hair beginning to curl and take over her mind, or a corpse wound around itself.


“From Hitchcock’s Vertigo to the Evil Dead films, and a smattering of American and Japanese horror/suspense films in-between, Uzumaki delivers plenty of chilling moments and creepy imagery, while also keeping a sense of humor. Despite the film’s obvious financial limitations, director Higuchinsky gets the most out of budget visual effects and a unique editing style that makes Uzumaki an engaging watch.”

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