Official Teaser Trailer for Hideo Nakata’s The Complex

Chris Savage

I absolutely love Japanese horror, I will always remember the first time I witnessed Hideo Nakata’s Ringu, it was the first time since I was a kid that I couldn’t sleep. To say that it left a mark is an understatement, it cemented my love for J-horror and I am pleased to unleash Hideo Nakata’s latest project onto you fine folks.

Below we have scored the first teaser trailer for Hideo Nakata’s The Complex, and while it is extremely short, I am utterly intrigued, so go and check it out and let us know what you think?

Synopsis: “Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room.

Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman cleaning up the old man’s apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted. When the late night scratching returns, Asuka ventures back into her neighbor’s home and comes face to face with an apparition of the old man!

Panicked by the discovery of her apartment emptied and her family gone, Asuka seeks help from Shinobu, who brings in a spiritualist to exorcise Asuka of the evil surrounding her. However, as she delves into the girl’s predicament, the spiritualist discovers that signs points not to the old man but to a small boy living in the complex with a past as tragic as the one Asuka herself lives in denial of.”


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      1. Jeff Carson January 28, 2013 at 4:37 am

        Love the poster and the trailer looks interesting. Hey, for those of you reading this can you recommend some newer J Horror? I was hooked ages ago and then saw quite a few duds so kind of gave up on them. Would like some recommendations. Thanks!

      2. simonjamesconstable February 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        Jeff, I recommend you check out the ones Kiyoshi Kurosawa made (Door 3, Cure, Kairo, Loft, Retribution). Not new, but you probably haven’t seen them all!