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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Hikari Mitsushima, Teruyuki Kagawa, Takeru Shibuya

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Genre: Horror/Fantasy

Year: 2013

Rating: NR

Daigo doesn't speak anymore. Not since he killed that rabbit on the playground at school. His sister, Kiriko, is worried. He's bullied. He sleepwalks. And their father is no help, trapped in his own grief and illustrating fantasy worlds where families are happily reunited and no one dies.

They never should have gone to that 3D movie. The one with the stuffed rabbit that floated out of the screen. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

And the truth is worse than any dream.

After Daigo puts a dying rabbit out of it's misery in the school yard the other students begin harassing him and he becomes to scared to go back to school, but that is only the beginning of his problems. Shortly after Daigo and his sister, Kiriko a mute woman begin experiencing strange things including one very big rabbit that seems to want Daigo.

"Tormented 3D" is a horror/fantasy that is drenched in mystery so to talk too much about the plot here would only create spoilers and I don't want to do that. What I can tell you is that the story starts out simple enough but as it moves along it becomes more complex as it begins tossing twist after twist at the audience. This is a slow moving story that normally wouldn't be all that scary but since it deals with childhood fears it is frightening enough to scare the kid in all of us.

A well-written, clever tale that keeps you guessing and glued to your seat as you wait, wanting to know more. Director Takashi Shimizu(The Grudge) hasn't had a film this effective or good in some time, in fact the same could be said for J-horror in general so this was certainly a nice surprise and a better film than I expected.

Obviously done on a low budget but thanks to the amazing cinematography and visuals production wise the film went up another level. The 3D version is cool but it is nothing special, you can watch the film in 2D and still enjoy it. Acting wise the entire cast did a great job playing roles. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both are presented in the original Japanese Language with English Subtitles.

You can order the DVD 2D HERE and the Blu-ray 3D/2D HERE. Neither contains any special features but "Tormented 3D" is worth the price alone. This is an original, effective and entertaining horror/fantasy that gets under your skin and keeps you guessing the entire time. If you're a horror fan you owe it to yourself to check this little gem out, I had a great time watching it and highly recommend it to all fans of horror. And still around for the credit, there is a scene after them as well.

Released by Well Go USA

*** 1/2 Out Of *****