Around Halloween Manly Man and I watched a list of the top 100 or so scariest moments in movies. The great thing about these lists is you find great movies to add to your Netflix. The film Audition (a Japanese film, they do the scariest shit) was listed at #11.

The Basics:Widdowed man feels it’s time to find a new wife, his friend suggests pretending to hold an audition and find a girl that way. One of the girls immediately catches his eye. She’s quiet but confident who used to be a ballerina. Before he learns anything about her he takes her out on a date and soon learns she’s not exactly what she seems.

The Good: It’s dark. It’s creepy and the last 15 minutes I’d be shocked if you didn’t cover your eyes for at least part of it (I covered my eyes for most of it). It’s disturbing and you never really quite know where it’s going. If you like to be scared, you must try this movie. I’m officially afraid of the Japanese now unfortunately.

The Bad: It’s a little confusing sometimes but I think that’s a good thing. It’s awfully hard to believe sometimes but the cinematography and the feeling of the film make it impossible to turn away.

If you really want to be surprised don’t even watch the youtube clip below (I wish I’d not known anything about it before I saw it) and just rent it.


  1. Heather B

    December 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Well you know I’ll be looking for this. Thanks for another movie to go check out. I always love them 🙂

  2. Robin

    December 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    @Heather B – let me know if you have any to recommend…i’ve gotten great ones from you. Did you ever see Eraserhead?

  3. Avitable

    December 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Some of the Japanese horror flicks are pretty good, although that clip really didn’t entice me at all.

  4. Heather B

    December 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    @Robin – Yep I’ve seen Eraserhead :)shortly after you blogged about it. In fact my girlfriend and I just watched it I believe last month. Did you ever check out the Japanese film “The Last Supper”

  5. Robin

    December 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    @Avitable – it’s more of the lead up to the film but hey, can’t entice everyone can ya?
    @Heather B – i couldn’t remember but i’m sure i knew that. no i haven’t but now i shall look it up.

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