Psycho Diver: Soul Siren (1995)

This came in a box with four other movies (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Twilight of the Dark Master, Golgo 13: Queen Bee and Bio Hunter). So far, one excellent movie and one really awful. Psycho Diver is not as awful as TotDM was, but it’s nowhere near any value of good. It’s about people who can dive into the minds of people and do therapeutic work there.

As neat as the concept is, nobody of the people who worked on the movie seemed to have any idea what to do with it. Maybe because it’s an adaption of a novel by Japanese writer Baku Yumemakura and the source material went over the heads of those involved making the movie.

The main character of the movie, a pyscho diver, feels more like a detective straight out of a noir movie than someone who has the right skill set for handling mental landscapes. The movie also throws in a cult, psychic powers, violence, blood, an obligatory sex scene and an awful voice over by the main character.

Like I said, it’s not as awful as TotDM was, but it’s still a mess. The plot is harebrained, the movie never makes any of the characters appealing, the writing huddles between average and bad and while the animation of the characters is okay, the backgrounds and scenery is very plain and boring.