A athlete runs herself to death. A man throws himself out of a window while his wife ignores him, focusing only on the repeated ringing of a small bell. As a plague of mysterious suicides erupts across Japan, a determined police detective begins to unravel the clues that lead to a popular entertainer. Is the Hypnotist responsible for planting subliminal messages in the minds of the victims… messages that ultimately lead to murder? Even more frightening has the detective unknowingly already become a victim? A deadly and shocking game of cat and mouse ensues in one of the most horrifying thrillers ever filmed, THE HYPNOTIST.