Hair Extensions (Ekusute) (2007)
Director: Shion Sono
Main Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Sato, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto, Miku Sato, Yuna Natsuo, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Tetsushi Tanaka, Hikari Mitsushima, Ren Osugi
Storyline: A crazy tale of a young dead woman’s hair attacking people when it is used for hair extensions.
Review (Spoils): Yes you have read the storyline correctly and get ready because it works. We have a background story of a body of a young girl sound in a crate of hair extensions. Her body gets kidnapped by a hair freak (Ren Osugi ) and he finds out that her body grows hair even after her death. He takes this and uses it to make hair extensions that he sells. A young and cute Yuko (Chiaki Kuriyama) who wants more than anything in the world to be a famous hairdresser, she and her cute roommate inherited her niece (Miku Sato) from her deadbeat sister and there is a connection to organ harvesting and the hair extension which all ties together neatly. In the end we have the dead girl’s hair extension placing revenge and death to the staff of the hair salon and the clients that use them.
We have lots of hair….lots….hair that stretches, attacks, chokes, smashes walls and comes out of places that it shouldn’t.
Rating: I’m going to be honest here….. Please don’t quit my blog over this but…. I loved this film! It was totally fun and it kept me entertained the whole time. We have young hot actresses like Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Sat, Eri Machimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto and Yuna Natsu to keep your eye on during all the weird hair stuff. This film was something totally different and the characters kept me intrigued. Hats off to Chiaki Kuriyama as she played the main character Yuko very well, her quirky character was very enjoyable. If you have a thing about hair in the mouth then stay away from this film as parts of this film will have you choking, gagging or thinking what the Hell did I just watch?