The story — as much as viewers can follow — moves to dream access à la “Dreamscape” or “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” and ghosts appearing like bodies of UHF static. None of it is the least bit scary, because none of it makes sense. Perhaps internal logic existed in the picture for its Japanese audiences and simply was lost due to poor translation, but I doubt it. With as much jumping around in time and place as the film does, it’s a real mess — a great-looking mess, but a mess nonetheless.
Despite its encouraging pedigree, intriguing title, realistic-looking brain sawin’ and early scenes of promise and menace, these “Experiments” simply fail. —Rod Lott