Cure ★★★★½

This is one of the best horror films I have ever seen. I was not even aware it was going to be as unsettling and downright creepy as it turned out to be, mistakenly prejudging this as a simple murder mystery flick after the first 10 minutes. What I was not prepared for was the amount of pure slow boiling atmospheric terror that creates such a feeling of genuine dread and tension through space of framing and length of shots.

It's near-genius plot/story starts to become relativity confusing about half way through when the film becomes increasingly elliptical, with abrupt transitions separating the scenes but the feeling of slight bewilderment only makes you want to sit down and think about your experience more after the credits roll. There is just so much to think about and analysis , I cannot wrap my brain around it all. If Cure was slightly shorter (some scenes dragged on a tiny bit , but the film is NEVER boring) , it could of been a pretty perfect horror film. Nonetheless , it's a ridiculously engaging slice of true subtle horror with one of my favourite endings of all time.

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