Release year: 2009
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Neighbor cleverly flips the gender roles of classic exploitation cinema staples, giving us a lone woman who terrorises a series of mostly very frightened and defenceless men. Love thy neighbour? Depends on where your pain threshold lies.
If you couldn't handle the last act of Takashi Miike's Audition, this isn't the film for you; we can't imagine finding a nastier film this year. It's character-driven, mind you, unlike the so-called 'torture porn' wave. Neighbor is an astonishing modern Grand Guignol masterpiece.