I have seen my fair share of weird movies but this one literally fried my brain. Suicide Club is a 2001 Horror film from the mind of the writer and director Sion Sono. The film’s premise follows a detective who is investigating a series of suspicious deaths soon known as the Suicide Club. now, if I’m honest, this film is a bit of a mess. A lot of it doesn’t make sense and often I found myself wondering what the hell was going on. Scenes seemed to jump from one thing to another with barely any explanation as to what was going on. Characters seemed vague and fairly pointless, their story arcs monotonous and confusing.
From what I gather, Suicide Club has become a fad among impressionable minds. Suddenly it has become ‘cool’ and ‘popular’ to you kill yourself, all in the name of the Suicide Club. even though the plot is jumpy I will commend the film for its awesome gore effects. The opening scene was incredibly gory, lots of mashed bones and fatty meat floating around as the platform gets flooded with thick blood grease. It was shockingly disgusting and I enjoyed the angle it took. The opening scene definitely hooked me and I was interested in the plot for a while but unfortunately, it began to grow stale.
Not only was everything all mish-mashed there was also a cult teenage band called Dessert who was a prominent part to the plot. Their happy go lucky music was sickeningly sweet and innocent yet if you looked deeper. bloody disturbing. Then we have the beautiful musician Rolly making an appearance, waltzing around like a Japanese David Bowie. For a moment the movie turned into a musical and became super cheesy but I will admit that I did rather enjoy that bit! The rest, however, no. Everything was just all over the place and felt unfinished. A little more attention to detail and I think the film would have made a lot more sense.
I found myself stumbling upon Suicide Club after reading a post on Reddit recommending the film. As much as I’ve said negative about it the gore was probably the only positive thing about the movie. Don’t get me wrong the concept was fun and interesting, it just overall it wasn’t my cup of tea. I have heard on the grapevine that there is a sequel or a prequel to the Suicide Club that explains in more detail what everything is about. Hopefully, when I get around to watching it I will get the answer I’m looking for because of right now I just have a headache!