By Sion SONO

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Horror - Completed 2007

Hair extensions carry the grudge of the individual to which the hair originally belonged to and start attacking people wearing at random

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sion SONO
    • Writer(s)
    • Sion SONO, Masanori ADACHI, Makoto SANADA
    • Producer(s)
    • Makoto OKADA, Tsuguo HATTORI
    • Synopsis
    • Customs agents discover a huge amount of human hair used as materials for "hair extensions" along with the dead body of a young girl with a shaved head. With the corpse being soon transported by the police, the results of the autopsy determine that the woman's internal organs have been harvested. The possibility is pointed out that she was kidnapped in some foreign country and was a victim of black market human organ racketeering ring. A sinister, fearless smirk comes over YAMAZAKI, the morgue night watchman.

      YUKO is a young wannabe hair stylist apprenticing at the Gilles De Rai hair salon. After working late each day, after returning home, she tirelessly practices her skills on head mannequins with wigs. One day, her sister KIYOMI forcibly entrusts her eight year old daughter MAMI to Yuko. For some reason, Mami is abnormally timid and frightened and has several wounds on her body from abuse.

      Yamazaki turns up at another hair salon. He says, “This time something wonderfully amazing has come in, “ selling the hair used for extensions to a salon stylist. Days later, Yuko sees a news report about the mysterious death of the person that the hair stylist gave extensions to. Meanwhile, Yamazaki cuddles up with the corpse of the girl he stole from the morgue which now occupies his room. Hair has become to grow from her head once again, not only from her head but from where her organs were removed: the scars of her stomach and even her empty eye socket!

      Later, Yamazaki shows up at Yuko's salon with Mami who got lost looking for Yuko. Yamazaki takes one look at Yuko and is captivated by her lovely, flowing hair saying, “What lovely locks you have. You really have lovely hair.” Days later, Yamazaki surfaces again in front of Yuko holding a bunch of hair extensions. And that’s the beginning of a new, mysterious event. The sheer terror that these hair extensions possess will soon “possess” the lives of Yuko and Mami…