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
It may not be the scariest but you gotta respect a film ahead of its time within the found footage and ARG-esque narrative style genre(s). The intention is to make the viewer feel a growing sense of uneasiness rather than fear. That ending is blazed (heh) into my memory. This is the type of film that may have its flaws with pacing but inspired many that would come after it. Also want to say the scene that's shot like a reality competition show with the kids demonstrating their psychic abilities was genius in contextual storytelling and creative way to convey the girl's paranormal abilities. I could do on. Give it a watch^^
I definitely don’t understand the hype about this movie. Insanely slow. Nothing scary. Some cool stuff here and there so it wasn’t necessarily terrible but it just didn’t provide enough for me to actually call it a good movie by any means. Pretty disappointed.
truely a classic!
One of the better horror movies I’ve seen.
Eh it was ok. I couldn't stand the super grainy feel to it all. Made it hard to notice the real horror parts of certain scenes. Not very scary. Wish it had a better ending.