Cold Fish Review (2010)


Coldfish is twisted Japanese horror film about a man who pushed to the limit.

The Story

The story is about a Japanese small business owner and family man named Syamoto.  He is unhappy man with rebellious teenage daughter and unhappy wife. When Syamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man came out of nowhere and willing to helps resolve the situation. The mysterious man and his wife offer to have Syamoto’s troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Through this event, Syamoto and his wife started to get close to the mysterious man and his wife.  But Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

Not everyone will enjoy this type of twisted Japanese horror drama.  Japanese makes some of the weirdest and twisted movies.

The movie starts slow.  It takes its time to setup the each character.  The movie started as a boring Japanese drama until towards the middle of the movie. The movie quickly turned into twisted and violent movie about a mad man.  This movie has sex, rape scene, and unbelievable amount of gore. This movie will definitely shock you.

The mysterious business man, Yukio is not a normal man.  As you watch the movie, there is something not right with this man.  First of all, he runs fish store that runs like Hooters. All the employees are young women with skimpy outfits. But you are not going to believe how crazy this man is.  The movie turned into crazy roller-coaster ride as the movie slowly reveals who this mysterious man really is. Basically, the movie is about strange relationship between this two men who have completely opposite personality.

In terms of acting, strong performance by all the actors.

Last 30 minutes of the movie get very intense. The movie doesn’t really have surprise ending but it leave you with really bad taste in your mouth.  It leaves you with uneasy feeling.

In the Nutshell

This movie isn’t for everyone. But if you are into weird twisted Japanese movie, you’ll love this movie. I give 4 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Serial Killer

Rotten Tomato Rating: 80% / 74%

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