One Year Later, The Best Horror Films of 2009
You Voted: The 20 Best Horror Films of 2010
Retro Rewatch: Eight Legged Freaks
2011 Horror Movie Releases Preview
The Latest Horror News
What! Hellraiser: Revelations ...
R.I.P Michael Gough 1916-2011
Wake Wood Clip Screams Vintage...
UK and U.S. Release News for I...
Indie Horror - 12 Bells
First Pic of Kate Beckinsale i...
Anchor Bay Sets Sail with The ...
All New Priest Stills and Inte...
Deadmans Toys - A Grab Bag of ...
TeeFurys - Slice of Life
Two New Images for Grave Encou...
All New Stills from the Jolly ...
Mutilation is the Flavor of th...
Travis Malloy Adapting 'The Fl...
Super 8 Viral Site Reveals Arc...
Robin McLeavy to Play Abraham ...
Michael Ealy Joins Kate Beckin...
Logan Marshall-Green Joins Pro...
Have a Very 'Unhappy Birthday'
New One-Sheet for The Troll Hu...
International Trailer for Dark...
Sci-Fi Thriller '7th Day' Find...
The Dread of Flash Pop Horror
Say What!? Edgar Wright to Dir...
Wes Craven Talks Scream 4 and ...
Michelle Rodriguez Visiting 'T...

Official Super 8 Poster
Edit Your Own Priest 3D Traile...
Quarantine 2: Terminal Trailer...
The Wolfman Reboot now a Seque...
Jennifer Lawrence Set to Join ...
UK Trailer for INSIDIOUS
Going Dark with DARK RAGE
More Reality Horror with EXORC...
Official Full Length Trailer f...
The Wolfman Set for Home Video...
Super 8 Official Synopsis is R...
Robocop is Nearly Back in Acti...
A Serbian Film to Invade U.S. ...
Danny Boyle's Frankenstein Sco...
Hobo With a Shotgun Trailer Co...
Unreal Engine Samaritan Demo W...
Spanish Poster and All New Cli...
Russian Poster for [REC] Apoca...
Toolbox Murders 2 Begins Filmi...
Universal looking to Reboot 'D...
Two Viral Clips for The Burnin...
This Priest Breaks Loose in Al...
Clarification On Ninjas VS Vam...
For Now, We Won't be Climbing ...
Is the Cube Set to be Unlocked...
Silent Hill: Revelations Casti...
Noomi Repace Talks Prometheus ...
All New Teaser Trailer for Kev...
RIP Saw, Memorial Video Inside
Adam Green's Short 'Sexy Night...

90% Score
by Horror Fans Based on 1 Reviews
Cure

In Theatre : Unknown
Director(s):

Oddball Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa directed this haunting police thriller about murder, mind control, and the power of charisma. Police Detective Takabe (Koji Yakusho) is tracking a series of bizarre murders, all committed in exactly the same manner: a giant X is slashed in the flesh of the victims. But that's where the similarities end. In each case, seemingly well-adjusted people suddenly kill without understanding why. Baffled, Takabe consults his psychologist friend Sakuma (Tsuyoshi Ujiki), who finds no relationships among the perpetrators and rules out any connection with the media.
 
The investigation eventually leads to a young drifter named Mamiya (Masato Hagiwara), who asks everyone he meets the same simple question: "Who are you?" Usually people respond with such stock answers as "doctor" or "police detective," to which the drifter responds with the same question. Part of Mamiya's reason for this bizarre behavior is that he has been turned inside-out; his interior world is completely empty. He has no memory, no identity, and he does not recognize his own self-image. Yet he does have an insidious, hypnotic ability to get inside the minds of others and unleash their repressed desires to murder. His victims' inability to answer Mamiya's maddeningly simple question shows their own tenuous grasp of their identity. Only Takabe seems to understand the other meaning behind Mamiya's query. His wife Fumie (Anna Nakagawa)'s own personality is slowly being destroyed by mental illness, making her act in increasingly inexplicable ways. Frustrated by Mamiya's sphinx-like ability to fend off the most rigorous interrogation, and yet drawn to his charms, Takabe undergoes a journey into the dark recesses of his own self, while slowly uncovering the secrets of the drifter's power.

This film, which first brought international attention to Kurosawa, transcends the boundaries of its genre to become a riveting exploration of the collapse of identity in a postmodern age. It was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival as a part of the Director's Spotlight.

Related Cure News
Dennis Iliadis Finds A Cure Poppen Scripts Puritan and Healer
Species 4 on DVD October 2nd I am Legend Prequel Updates
Posters For Romero's .. of the Dead Planet of the Apes Prequel Release ...
Species 4 Trailer Neil Marshalls Next Film: Doomsday
Species 4 Gets Director First Photo Rise of the Apes!
James Franco in Talks for Planet of... George Romeros Survival of the Dead...
Romero's Island Zombie Movie Cast Rodriguez Directs Fragile Zombies
Indie Zombie Film - The Titan Proje... DoomsDay Set Photos
First Photo Planet of the Apes Preq... Watch the SERUM Trailer
Damn Nation Coming From MTV Films New Chilean Zombie Flick Blind Dead...
First Pic From Romero's New Zombie ... John Lithgow Joins Planet of the Ap...
Splice Director Taking On Neuromanc... New Doomsday International Poster

 

Related Cure Movie Reviews
Critic reviews are fantastic and we have many great critics but our community members ARE the horror audience and it is their reviews that really tell you if a film is worth watching.

Cure (1997) Review by BlackDeathDamien

When you talk about foreign horror movies, right away comes to mind are asian horror movies. There are plenty that are out there that deals with the supernatural or the plain out sick and twistedness that dwells within e...
Alien Lovers Raise Your Hand!
Last Post by Tripod, ( 19 Total Replies )
Totally random
Last Post by Tripod, ( 39422 Total Replies )
Last Seen T.V. Show
Last Post by LoudLon, ( 5520 Total Replies )
Horror Movie Association Game
Last Post by Tripod, ( 61 Total Replies )
A- Z Horror Movie Game
Last Post by Tripod, ( 4159 Total Replies )
Last horror movie you watched?
Last Post by Scavenger of Human Sorrow, ( 32907 Total Replies )
Best in Clown Horror
Last Post by JJ, ( 39 Total Replies )
Musicians In Horror Movies
Last Post by JJ, ( 15 Total Replies )

Release: Dec 31
>> Upcoming DVDs
Case 39
Release Dec 31
Diary of the Dead 2
Release Dec 31
Melody's Smile
Release Dec 31
3:30 AM
Release Dec 31
Dorothy Mills
Release Dec 31
The New Daughter
Release Dec 31
The Oxford Murders (2008)
Release Dec 31
HellRaiser (2009)
Release Dec 31
Scanners (2008)
Release Dec 31
Priest Review
Priest Movie Review by: thegoldensimatar; Long time, long long time since I wrote a review. Feels good to start again. Lets dive in. There has always been Man....
I Saw the Devil Movie Review by: Kyle scott

Super 8 Movie Review by: alex1176

Rammbock: Berlin Undead Movie Revi... by: DeadByDawn

House on Haunted Hill (1959) Movie... by: TerrorCorn...