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The Jigoku Aesthetic: Hell as Excessive Specular Mediation

Posted by Charles Reece, March 8, 2009 08:42pm | Post a Comment
JIGOKU



Hallucinate



Dessegregate



Mediate



Alleviate



Try not to hate



Love your mate
Don't suffocate on your own hate




Designate your love as fate



A one world state



As human freight



A heavy weight
Or just too late




Like pretty Kate has sex ornate
Now devastate




Appreciate
Depreciate

Fabricate




Emulate



The truth dilate



Special date



The animal we ate



Guilt debate



The edge serrate



A better rate
The youth irate




Deliberate



Fascinate
Deviate
Reinstate




Liberate
To moderate
Recreate




Or detonate
Annihiliate
Atomic fate




Mediate
Clear the state
Activate



Now radiate




A perfect state



Food on plate



Gravitate
The Earth's own weight




Designate your love as fate



At ninety-eight we all rotate



Liberate



Liberate



Overflowing with brackish ponds of bubbling pus, brain-­rattling disjunctions of sound and image, and at times almost dauntingly incomprehensible plot twists and eye-assaulting bouts of brutish montage, Jigoku is more than merely a boundary-pummeling classic of the horror genre—it’s as lurid a study of sin without salvation as the silver screen has ever seen. -- Chuck Stephens

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