Grotesque (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 50

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AKA: Gurotesuku
Year: 2009
Directed by: Koji Shiraishi
Starring: Shigeo Osako, Tsugumi Nagasawa, Hiroaki Kawatsure
Country: Japan, Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:13:10
Genres: Serial Killers, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Torture, Captivity/Kidnapping

Plot – Spoilers:
There are three characters in this movie – A serial killer who appears to be a proficient doctor and surgeon and the couple whom he kidnaps.

Grotesque begins with the kidnapping of the couple and doesn’t waste too much time getting straight to the torture. The serial killer appears to be impotent and claims to get sexually satisfied by watching his victims attempt to stay alive. This could well be a lie. It could be that having killed so many before (there is nothing to suggest the couple are one of his early experiments) he is bored of seeing his victims give up on living. The only thrill left for him is to give them a ray of hope of escape and watch them cling on to that hope for dear life as they endure the most unimaginable torture and pain.

Having said that, the awkward dating scene between the couple in the cafe doesn’t leave you with much sympathy for them until the middle stages of the torture sessions where it gets brutal and you can’t help but feel sorry for their miserable situation.

It seems a bit unrealistic that the male victim would endure so much pain on the female victim’s behalf given that they had just started dating. But it could be that he has given up all hope of escape and feels like attaching a noble purpose to his last few living hours.

Favorite scenes:
The scene where the killer masturbates the couple one after the other. The sexual tension between them appears to have gotten heightened by the fix they’ve found themselves in and both of them cum quite hard and yet feel terribly shamed by the occurrence. The helplessness they feel in regard to their lack of control over their own sexual experiences is captured quite neatly.

The scene were the killer snips off the girl’s nipples while her breasts tremble in fear is realistic and sure to affect you.

Grotesque has one of the most ridiculous yet stunning sequences seen in gore movies when the male victim has to endure the pain of his intestines spooling out while he staggers towards the girl. And then when he notices the metal wire and lets out a defeated gasp, it is cruelty and dark humour at their peaks.

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Kristian
Kristian
July 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Shit movie, boring as fuck and barely any story. In the scene where they are sitting on a bed, they talk like nothing happened. And the ending is unrealistic as fuck, who the fuck can stay alive for few seconds then bite someone’s neck after being decapitated? and the scene where she talks about the killer’s mother is just stupid. There’s no backstory or explanation. The whole movie is about the torture. I give it 0/10 rating

Ema
Ema
Reply to  Kristian
September 8, 2018 2:50 am

someone didn’t read the description smh

martyrs_original
martyrs_original
Reply to  Ema
October 30, 2019 11:34 pm

Great torture porn altho the ending is a bit off kilter

Percy
Percy
April 6, 2019 11:55 pm

That Kristin girl is a retard lol the fucking title is called Grotesque smh Funny ass movie, great scenes and honestly kept my attention the whole time. 9/10

martyrs_original
martyrs_original
June 13, 2020 2:11 pm

One of the best torture porn movies ever.
No real story, one crazy ass ending, and lots of nastiness.

rotesuku
rotesuku
June 19, 2020 10:57 pm

This is like Funny Games to some extent, spoilers: >there’s a bet that victims will be dead at the end of the movie and the victims + viewers make a bet they’re not >victims are not allowed to break the “rules” or they’ll be punished >there’s an intermission where they lick their wounds while building up the hope, but the movie itself doesn’t progress much while the captor is doing something else ; also it would just end too early if everything went accordingly >metal wire and remote controller scenes can be compared: take all the control off the victims… Read more »

B?by
B?by
September 21, 2020 11:33 am

Solid torture porn. Definitely worth a watch.

jonathan crumb
jonathan crumb
December 2, 2020 1:12 am

bad

OJ
OJ
December 30, 2020 8:11 am

Not bad for a low budget Japanese torture porn, but ending was abit retarded. Should have finished it in the basement.

chu
chu
January 1, 2021 9:02 am

Perfect movie for this site. loved it.

Oboe
Oboe
February 11, 2021 5:27 pm

Best movie depicting someones head getting blown off to Land of Hope and Glory, except for Kingsman.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 7, 2021 10:21 am

Snipping her nipples off had me recoiling, pragmatic that scene.

pussybitch
pussybitch
March 13, 2021 1:22 am

Another great movie for a late friday night with the lads. 12/10 lads would recommend

MalnorishedLeanAddct
MalnorishedLeanAddct
April 10, 2021 7:59 pm

What the fuck was wrong with these fake sounds they tried to replicate even when she was spitting to his face, all of that makes movie boring as fuck. They should have probably spend more on sound effects rather than these trash visuals. Over all its not a good movie to watch.

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
May 10, 2021 7:05 pm

that surgeon is a romantic at heart. cute movie.

Kahn V
Kahn V
May 31, 2021 8:29 pm

This was brutal

Zed Man
Zed Man
July 15, 2021 11:53 am

Just another example of how fucked up Japs are, they continually churn out these films only to prove how sadistic they can be, especially to women. Dont get me wrong, I like gory films too, but unless there is a story behind it or some sort of justification for it, it is quite pointless. The same can be said for the AU series and VGT trilogy. Absolute misogynistic crap only designed to gross people out and humiliate women. No thanks.

fred fat
fred fat
Reply to  Zed Man
November 30, 2021 7:51 pm

for someone trying so hard to pretend to be enlightened you churn out typical racist drivel

The Real Zed Man
The Real Zed Man
Reply to  fred fat
December 1, 2021 11:24 am

Check out some Jap porn and see what disgusting shit the women get up to, all under the watchful eye of their masters, and then tell me how racist I am. I call it the way I see it, and when I see women forced to eat shit, vomit and even dog shit among other gross stuff such as cp and snuff, I want to call it out and tell the truth. So if thats racist, so be it.

meowmix
meowmix
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
December 1, 2021 12:30 pm

Americans make the worst shit of them all, I’ve seen stuff from those fat worthless pigs that makes the hardest Japanese porn look like family entertainment. If you wanna talk about uncivilised underdeveloped beast-people, look to the Americunts, it would blow your mind!

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  meowmix
December 1, 2021 11:25 pm

#meowmix, I honestly didnt know that, who would have thought that the nice, clean and shiny americans would be into that. Phillipinos are way up there too, after all, they are responsible for DD, and are known for selling their kids because of poverty but mainly its greed for money. Only ppl with no conscience could do that. Dunno how they can live with themselves tbh.

A concerned friend
A concerned friend
Reply to  The Real Zed Man
December 1, 2021 5:40 pm

Zed Man dude! WTF happened? You had to change your screen name? Why? Is someone living in your head rent free?

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  A concerned friend
December 1, 2021 11:19 pm

Only did it cause someone was making comments in my name on these pages, thankfully he/she seems to have grown a brain and did the right thing and has desisted. And no, no one is living in my head rent free or otherwise, but thx for your concern, I am touched.

DeleteRender
DeleteRender
Reply to  Zed Man
December 4, 2021 12:40 am

Lol you really made up a name to come to your defence and pat your head thats adorable

A concerned friend
A concerned friend
Reply to  Zed Man
December 4, 2021 2:55 pm

Zed Man – It is clear that you are becoming the laughing stock of the EUM comment section. It seems that any trivial slight you receive results in a knee-jerk reaction, leading to an exaggerated emotional outburst. You shouldn’t let people live in your head rent free. Maybe it would be better for you if you only indulged in writing comments related to the movies instead of trying to show that you are somehow superior, due to others spelling errors or thoughts concerning films. Every comment you make now makes you come off as a petulant teenager. When someone says… Read more »

DeleteRender
DeleteRender
Reply to  A concerned friend
December 4, 2021 5:33 pm

Why are you shouting at yourself?

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  A concerned friend
December 5, 2021 1:17 am

Laugh away, I am just telling the truth, if you want to wrap yourself in cotton wool and ignore everything around you, then thats your choice but I will not be silent about issues that I have been writing about. The world is a fucked up place with fucked up ppl and it aint getting better. Maybe its the fact that I am a cop, and I see the worst of ppl everyday that makes me sometimes angry and lash out, maybe as a stress releaser, so if I have offended anyone, I apologise. I get your comment and will… Read more »

Hush Child
Hush Child
Reply to  Zed Man
December 5, 2021 2:27 am

Nobody cares…

Name
Name
Reply to  Zed Man
December 6, 2021 2:58 am

lol

Blaze
Blaze
August 25, 2021 5:48 am

Love this movie one of the best I’ve seen so far on effedup movies

asseater223
asseater223
September 4, 2021 12:45 am

i just shit my pans my buho burns

hurtcore666
hurtcore666
November 30, 2021 12:08 pm

the scene where she bit his neck despite being beheaded was very unrealistic, they should’ve removed it. but stll, would give it 8.7/10 love the torture porn scenes

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