Teruo Ishii, known in Japan as “The King of Cult”, was one hell of a prolific filmmaker responsible for mad films like Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) and Female Yakuza Tale (1973). Towards the end of his career, he churned out the ridiculous Jigoku (1999), known in the West as Japanese Hell and not to be confused with the 60s classic of the same name. Jigoku is two unfinished films mashed awkwardly into one, and the results are as messy as you’d expect. It’s also incredibly enjoyable. Oddly enough, the hell sequences are among the lightest material in the film featuring ludicrously cartoonish gore and theatrical sets and lighting. The absurdity hits its peak towards the end of the film where we watch a bunch of evil assholes get tongue tortured.