This trio of "truly spine tingling" Japanese horror films; The Spiral, Evil Dead Trap and Uzumaki - offers a mixture of beauty, rationality, lunacy and the macabre to provide a heady combination of nastiness and fantasy. Simultaneously this trilogy pushes the boundaries of acceptability whilst at the same time remaining true to all facets of the horror genre.
The Spiral (1998) - Offers a somewhat familiar pattern of events to 'The Ring' trilogy, yet demonstrates a cleverness and freshness of thinking that sets it apart from this comparison.
Evil Dead Trap (1988) - has been considered "the final word on the slasher genre" and this is most certainly true. Combining directorial elements of renowned film makers Dario Argenta and David Cronenberg this piece offers a somewhat brutal storyline intertwined with the supernatural and the bizarre.
Uzumaki (2000) - is the final installment to this shockers combination. Told through the eyes of his daughter, this film follows the story of a man who becomes gripped in an obsession with spirals. The film unfolds to reveal the true horror that lies not only in his fixation, but in the disturbing revelations that surround his entire home village.
For anyone who loves horror, especially of the Japanese variety, these films offer three much-loved classics of the genre in one ultra-slick package. Highly recommended!