Live from Fantasia : EXTE: Hair Extensions
Japanese auteur Sion Sono attempts to breathe new life into the stagnant J-horror genre with the amusingly titled EXTE: Hair Extensions.
Director: Sion Sono
A young woman falls victim to brutal organ traffickers, and in death goes on a killing spree by way of her own hair that is being used as much-sought extensions for oblivious young women.
Replete with bizarre visuals and lots and LOTS of hair, EXTE successfully manages to appropriate familiar genre tropes and rejig them in new and original ways. Sono himself (who was in attendance for the screening) describes his film as a parody of J-horror, and professes to care less about the form. So ironically, it’s taken the director of such offbeat shockers as Suicide Club and Strange Circus to show lesser filmmakers how to get more primp and bounce out of their lifeless product.