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What they say: In the faceless suburbs of Tokyo, a serial killer has been murdering young women, severing their left hands and leaving their bodies artistically posed in easy to find locations. His antics catch the eye of two high school students, the beautiful loner Morino and the popular, outwardly happy-seeming Kamiyama, both of whom harbour a disturbing fascination with death, murder and human cruelty.
After Morino finds what they believe to be the killer’s notebook, the two attempt to track him down – not to bring him to justice, but so that they can see the corpses for themselves before the police. Inevitably, the closer they come to their quarry and his victims, the more they put themselves at risk, testing the limits of their shared obsession.
What I say: Goth is based off of a novel and a Manga. In the Manga the story was splt up into three segments but for the movie it has been all merged into one storyline. Goth isn’t really so much of a horror film, as it is just about the two disturbed kids and their fascination with death. The film is slow paced, but there is enough going on to keep you interested. Both of the leads turn in decent performances. The main problem with the film is there are no real clues to who the killer is before he/she is revealed. Despite that, the film is engaging and fascinating to watch.
I honestly don’t know how to rate the video quality. Most of the film is very over saturated with bright light being ramped up and there are almost halos around the characters. It can be distracting at time but it was obviously the film makers intent and I got used to it.
Extras consist of a making of and trailer.