Fantasia 2013 Review: The Complex

The Complex comes to us from Hideo Nakata, the man who gave us Ringu, yet also went on to deliver The Ring Two and Chatroom.  His latest effort proves to be as varied in quality as his career has been as it fluctuates between the mundane and familiar tropes we’ve seen plague the J-horror sub-genre to something enjoyably batshit bonkers and creative.

The film is dense with twists and turns, the only problem is that it makes you work for the pay-off.  Real hard.  But it plants all sorts of fun little seeds that ultimately connect into something pretty crazy.

The first half introduces the audience to Asuka, a young woman moving into an apartment with her mother, father and younger brother.