There’s nothing quite like the bliss associated with a good, well-executed horror/comedy, especially when it’s coming out of Japan. That being said, there’s something about Shi Shirakawa‘s upcoming genre hybrid “Neck” that seems a little off, though I honestly can’t put my finger on what, precisely, is causing me to have serious doubts about the production. The trailer embedded below — which arrives courtesy of the good boys and girls at Twitch — leaves me feeling a little uncertain about the film’s overall entertainment potential. That doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, mind you, but I am a little hesitant to do so. A temporary affliction, I’m sure.
Here’s what it’s all about:
Adapted by [original story author Otaro] Maijo himself, the story revolves around a university student named Tomokazu Shudo (Junpei Mizobata) who is experiencing his first love. The object of his affection is a quirky girl named Sugina Mayama (Saki Aibu) who just about everyone in his school would like to date. He has trouble confessing his love to her, but when she summons him to her laboratory, he thinks he may finally get his chance. However, he arrives to find a large wooden box in the center of the room and discovers Sugina wants to use him as the first test subject for her new invention – The Neck Machine. He’s placed in the box which is fastened tightly around his neck and is forced to watch a horror movie which is somehow produced directly from his own mind.
If you’re still interested, you can investigate the trailer below.