Bilocation, 2013 - ★★½

Bilocation, 2013 - ★★½

..::Selection for Hoop-tober 2.o Horror Fest::..

"Kano's bilocation is far more violent than himself" - Izuka (Kosuke Toyohara)

Promising headfuck concept quickly sinks into predictable supernatural j-horror. Artist Shinobu starts to question her sanity when she's haunted by a doppelganger of herself. After a couple more sightings, shes convinced the alter ego is real and not just a figment of her mind. Izuka who runs a small group helping others deal with these bilocation occurrences, offers Shinobu help. Only the groups numbers soon start to drop, is it the bilocations attacking their hosts or somthing equally malevolent.

Directed by female j-horror filmmaker and Kiyoshi Kurosawa understudy Mari Asato. Its a promising stab at something unique that becomes old fast. As well as squandering its interesting core theme, the fact its filmed in unglorious digital video and painfully stretched out to 2 hours does it zero favours eithers. It isn't a total failure, theres still a few clever moments like the scene Kano's double is hanging from a building, so Kano slashes his own hand causing it to fall. Its at least watchable, and this along with her Ju-On tribute film left me curious to see more.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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