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
This film is on another level. 10/10.
I'm a sucker for japan but besides my own bias this film carries a great deal of charm in its presence. A truly lovable film from Koji.
Brilliant found-footage style folk horror - maybe a wee bit slow for some who aren’t fans of the genre, but those that are will appreciate the creepy building up of the story before it all comes to a head.
a great slow burn. not the scariest, or even scariest j-horror, but easily one of the best found footage style movies i’ve seen. noroi really knows how to work within the limits of its medium, and if you know anything about japanese television, the absolute reality of the news/tv segments really took this up a notch. the commentary panels! the news segments! the giant, effects-heavy text! i think it’s best to go into this knowing as little as possible, but i will say, while very very different movies, it reminded me a lot of “the wailing.” definitely worth a watch if you like atmospheric, slow burn creepfests with minimal gore; doubly so if you like a good found footage horror.