White Panic 怖来 (2005)

White Panic   Furai Film Poster

Japanese:  怖来

Romaji: Fu-Rai

Release Date: June 13th, 2005

Running Time: 70 mins.

Director: Shugo Fujii

Writer: Shugo Fujii (Screenplay), Akio Morisawa (Original Story)

Starring:  Shugo Oshinari, Ayaka Maeda, Kazuo Yashiro, Fumiaki Mitsuyama

Fu-Rai has a start that could potentially grip the viewer:

The first thing we hear is the sound of panting. The first thing we see is a foot. The camera leeringly pans from the foot to the thigh of a naked young woman and she is covered in a mysterious powdery white substance. She is not alone. A man clutches her. Despite the focus on the young woman’s body, there is nothing remotely sexy about this scene. We view them from a high angle shot and see them bathed in red light with a look of fear on their faces as they stare at a point just above the camera. Cut to a POV shot and we see what they are looking at: an electronic counter is nearing 0. The closer it gets the more ragged their breathing becomes and then… Cut to black as they scream.

And then the film gets into the real meat of the action which is when it falls apart.

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