Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Haunting Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment

A group of men torture a women they kidnapped.

 

Japan
1985
Short Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Translated
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Franchise Original
Stands Alone in the Franchise
2
Painful...
1.04
1.04
3.04
2
1
2
4
Effects
Plot
Performances
This horror short is so gruesome it could be mistaken for snuff. This was obviously film director Satoru Ogura’s intention. He wanted to shock and he wanted to create controversy. Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment won’t win the award for best picture. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t artsy. It isn’t creative and it isn’t fun to sit through. Watch this if you want to be able to say you’ve seen it all.
If the filmmakers and actors truly didn’t injure their victim, then their ultimate merit was to make us believe they did. The budget is so minimal and the production value inexistent; why would the violence be the only thing properly executed? The effects are by far the best aspect of this film. You get viscera, maggots, pulled fingernails and too many face slaps.
This is apparently based on a manga. What a boring comic book this must be. There’s not fantasy. There’s no place for interpretation. The film doesn’t even have a score. It’s hard to say anything good about this production. I’ll say this: the last five minutes are particularly intense and contain practical effects that look so real you’ll believe you saw a real murder.
Alternate Titles: 
Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken
Guinea Pig 1
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