Audition is a Japanese psychological drama/horror film with an unnerving, dark tone and atmosphere throughout, filled with very mature themes that are not suitable for children and teens alike. It's about this television producer who's still going through the grief stages after losing his wife, and attempts to bond with his son with extracurricular activities . His job consists of him auditioning these prospective young women until he finally encounters this one beautiful ex-ballerina dressed in white - his potential wife to be. Yet her autobiographical details don't quite check out and the people in her life have a habit of disappearing. Despite the evaluation, he eventually develops a unique relationship with her, and begins to fall in love, until, one day, he goes over to her house and finds a gruesome discovery that contradicts her true self. It turns from a gentle romance into a nightmare filled with sadism, mutilation and torture. Audition is one of those reasons why Asian horror is considered to be the best, especially the work done by director James Wan. It has greatly executed scary and disturbingly intense scenes which even adults will look away in horror and disgust. The acting was very good yet surreal - giving it a more tense edge. Audition is not for the faint hearted and this is why (spoilers). The violence that occurs is extremely graphic and shocking involving sadomasochistic torture (S&M) of certain individuals performed by a sadistic murderer using very specific instruments to cruelly mutilate and slice off limbs, organs, and skin. Some scenes include a man getting his head slowly sliced off by a piano wire and a pet dog brutally killed. A man is seen horribly disfigured (fingers, feet, tongue) missing, and the woman feeds him her own vomit - extremely disturbing and sickening. For sexual content, there's heavy themes and implications of incest including explicit sexual fantasies by some man, including a short-lived romance, and some women who audition are seen stripped naked (breasts, pubic region) visible. Drugs are seen on occassion (smoking/drinking) including a nerve paralytic agent used by the killer to paralyze their victim. Audition is a well-executed horror film with plenty of disturbing psychological elements and aberrant sexual themes - not for kids in any case.