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The Boy from Hell (2004)

Jigoku kozô (original title)
A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this ... See full summary »

Director:

Mari Asato

Writers:

Hideshi Hino (comic), Seiji Tanigawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Mirai Yamamoto Mirai Yamamoto ... Setsu
Mitsuru Akaboshi Mitsuru Akaboshi ... Daio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baku Numata Baku Numata
Hanae Shôji Hanae Shôji
Shôta Sometani
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda
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A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this sinister proposal, Daio returns to his mother, but to Setsu's horror, he is half decomposed and inhuman. To make him human again, he needs fresh human organs. Setsu does everything she can to reincarnate her son, but Daio just turns into a different kind of monster. No one can stop him as he continues to feed his hunger, claiming victim after victim. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy from Hell See more »

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Bizarre and gory horror flick based on Hideshi Hino's manga.
15 June 2006 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"The Boy From Hell" is about a surgeon who brings her son named Daio back from the dead,only he's now a decomposing corpse boy with a taste for blood and human flesh.In 2004,Pony Canyon decided to adapt six different Hino manga stories,all of these shorts were made by different filmmakers using digital video.Mari Asato's "The Boy From Hell" is a grotesque and surprisingly gory horror flick.Daio looks truly creepy and actually resembles murderous babies from Larry Cohen's "It's Alive" series.The acting is fine,the cinematography is great and the use of colors is very Argentoesque.Overall,"The Boy From Hell" should satisfy fans of gruesome Japanese manga stories.It's not as sickeningly brutal and morbid as several "Guinea Pig" movies,but still packs a punch.8 out of 10.


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