Cult Movie Essentials

Cult Movie Essentials: Audition (1999)

As far as Japanese horror films go, Audition, directed by Takashi Miike, is up there with the best of them when it comes to down right disturbing horror!

Based on the book of the same name by Ryu Murakami, the plot follows recent widower, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), whose son suggests that he find a new wife. Aoyama agrees, and with a friend, stages a phony audition to meet a potential new partner in life.

After interviewing several women, Aoyama becomes interested in Asami (Eihi Shiina), who responds well to him, although as they begin to date, her dark past begins to affect their relationship in many disturbing ways…

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