Noroi: The Curse
Directed by Koji Shiraishi
SADAKO VS. KAYAKO director Kôji Shiraishi helms this highly praised, riveting found-footage horror must-see. NOROI takes the form of a documentary by a prominent paranormal journalist named Kobayashi, who went missing shortly after completing it. What begins as an investigation into strange noises soon evolves into the chilling mystery of a demonic entity named Kagutaba, as suspense and terror build steadily to a heart-stopping finale. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
A paranormal journalist explores a series of strange events that may be connected to an ancient demon.
Cast: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga
I personally like movie’s like these, I think it’s an interesting concept, however, I like stuff that is actually scary and there’s not much going on. Scariest thing is the amount of nausea I got from the camera movements. I’d say 6/10 for good story line.
Such a captivating film from start to finish, I never saw where everything was going and it always made me surprised. It's a great mystery and the found footage vibe feels real. Possible spoilers: (The ending part with the boy though I thought was a little unnecessary) but other than that this is a must watch if you like supernatural, found footage, or japanese horror in general.
A really chilling, slow burn. It still holds up great.
Solid good film. Not perfect, but nothing is. Knowing a fair bit about Japanese culture and spiritual ideas, made this a lot creepier; but if you’re not that familiar with ideas, particularly the belief of the grudge (and no I’m talking about the movie, I mean the actual age old belief of a spirit who died for whatever reason consumed by anger and hate, that if allowed to fester long enough on rare occasions can become so dark, it can become a full fledged demon. I don’t believe in this of course, I’m only pointing out it’s a belief to some) basically though I enjoy the way the film connected itself from a series of what appears to be random moments in time, some linear, some out of time order, but it always circles back to the central point and doesn’t get lost in trying to tie a ton of things together. Good solid watch.
I tried my best to love it and im easily scared, but meh... i don’t understand all these good ratings. Last time i base my movie choices on them.