October 6, 2014

31 Days of Creepy Scenes, #26: Kiri, Kiri, Kiri! #31DaysofHorror

They've given us nightmares, given us chills, made us cringe, made us laugh, made us gag, and made us stare at the screen in awe: these are the scenes that pop into our minds when we think of great Horror Films, and we love them all.

*We recommend that if you've never seen these scenes before, that you experience them for the first time unspoiled in the movies that they come from, if you can. With that in mind, we'll try to be as spoiler-free as possible while discussing them; try, being the key word here. 

Takashi Miike is a sick bastard. We love him, and he's a brilliant filmmaker, but the man is one sick twist.

Audition is the story of Asami; a quiet, mentally unstable bitch who seems to have a penchant for torturing and killing the men in her life. She keeps a partially dismembered man in a sack in her apartment, and feeds him with her vomit, so yeah, she definitely has some issues.

After a brief affair with Aoyama, in which Asami apparently feels slighted, she breaks into his house, kills his dog, drugs him, and proceeds to lecture him about how careless men are with women's hearts... and then promptly begins to torture him in a brutal, meticulous fashion. She wants him all to herself, you see, and I guess that torturing him is the best way for her to have him.

Audition is a fantastic movie, but it's the last 15 minutes or so that really leave a lasting impression. The torture is bad enough; watching Asami stick needles into Aoyama's eyes, tongue, and torso, before cutting off his foot with piano wire is truly horrifying to witness. Worse than that though is her display of genuine delight as she's inflicting the torture; to hear her giggling and singing "kiri, kiri, kiri" as she inflicts pain on the man, is truly chilling.

If you can watch the scene below without cringing (or calling the last girl that you stood up, to apologize to her profusely), then you are a far stronger person than we are.

Read our full review of Audition here.


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