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In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another's hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed.
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Release Date: May 03, 2002
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Horror
Sound: Stereo, DTS-Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With U
MPAA Rating: PG
Eriko Hatsune ...Kirie Goshima
Fhi Fan ...Shuichi Saito
Hinako Saeki ...Kyoko Sekino
Eun Kyung Shin ...Chie Marayama
Keiko Takahashi ...yukie Saito
Ren Osugi ...Toshio Saito
Denden ...Officer Futada
Masami Horiuchi ...Reporter Ichiro Tamura
Taro Suwa ...yasuo Goshima
Tooru Teduka ...yokota Ikuo
Sadao Abe ...Mitsuru yamaguchi
Asumi Miwa ...Shiho Ishikawa
Saori Nakane ...Little Kirie
yasuki Tanaka ...Little Shuichi
yuki Murakami ...yukky
Maki Hamada ...Macky
Tomoo Fukatsu ...Norio Katayama
Akira Matsuda ...yasuzo Oyama
Chino Mizuki ...
Takuto Oyama ...Himself
Hassei Takano ...Kazuki Tsumura
- Some areas of the screen are digitally twisted into a spiral pattern at least five times in the movie (not necessarily in this order): the first time you see the sunset sky, on the top right a bird's eye view of Kirie and Shuichi returning home from school, on the ground to their right to Kirie's left in the bushes when she's walking over to Shuichi's house with a gift a ceiling panel to the right of the stairs in Kirie's house as she walks down at night the end of the hospital hall, dead center.
A ghostly imprint of Kirie's face appears in the middle of the screen when she walks into Shuichi's house looking for his father, and is the same face as when she's watching his father's grisly video recording.
When we first see the angry cop, he looks at a wanted poster. This is an image of 'Junji Ito (I)', the creator of the manga Uzumaki.
The movie was filmed before the manga had completed its run, and reveals a different ending and origins storyline than that featured in the manga.
6 and 9, being nearly spiral numbers, can be seen on several occasions: e.g. on the license plate of the reporter's car, as room number in the hospital, as a date in a video recording at the end of the movie etc.
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Rating: 7.3 out of 10.0 - 60 votes cast total