Two suburban mysteries are inextricably linked in this maniac-next-door chiller from acclaimed Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. After resigning from the police force and moving to a new neighbourhood, former detective Takakura is asked to help on an unsolved missing persons case in which three members of the same family disappeared, leaving one daughter behind. At the same time, Takakura's wife is becoming increasingly freaked out by their new neighbour - the distinctly weird Mr Nishino. Strange but cunning, Nishino clearly has more than the odd skeleton in his closet. But what exactly has he done? And what is he about to do next? Creepy is not the word...