All Night Long, Vol. 3: The Final Chapter (2002) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is not as strong as the other two, but it is still very much worth seeing. While the other two focussed on revenge and the ravages of violence on the human mind, this one deals more with the madness of human obsession.
Instead of three misfits whom fate has thrown together, this time we have a single protagonist who becomes further isolated as the film continues. While the usual scenes of rape and torture are ever present, they affect the main character in an entirely different manner. Rather than exploding with violent rage or hatred, this time our main character sees his emotions disintegrate entirely. In the end, people are nothing more than objects to him…no more valuable than the trash we might discard.
I think what made this installment less enjoyable for me was the coldness with which the violece was approached. In the other two films, the protagonists would take a sadistic pleasure in their actions, often followed by remorse. These were overall good people who were forced to behave violently to survive in a violent world. In this film, the main character feels absolutely nothing. His intentions are neither good or bad; he is simply going through the motions. I understand this is intentional, but it is still somewhat less satisfying for me.
About All Night Long, Vol. 3: The Final Chapter (2002)
Starring: Not available
Director: Katsuya Matsumura