Kakashi (2001, JAP) C-86m. ** D: Norio Tsuruta. Starring Maho Nonami, Kou Shibasaki, Grace Yip, Yoshiki Arizono, Mizuho Igarashi. Interesting chiller about a young woman who goes in search of her missing brother. Her only lead is a letter that brings her to a remote community, where everyone behaves very strangely and scarecrows play an important role. Sounds like WICKER MAN and it is. The acting isn't very convincing, neither is the plot, but fans can give this a look anyway. Based on the comic by Junji Ito. English title: SCARECROW.

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