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 was alright Ive seen better.
The GOAT found footage movie in my opinion.
This is kind of a lame review because it isn’t about the movie itself, but a heads up for people with sensitive eyes, crap vision or those prone to migraines (and possibly epileptics). I’m the biggest champion for international horror out there and I feel nothing but contempt for people who bitch about subtitles (“If I wanted to read, I’d read a book!” Yeah. Like you read...). But when the white English subtitles are placed in front of CNN-constant, vividly colored dayglow Japanese characters, yeah...it gets to be pretty goddamn tedious. I’ve tried three times to watch this but can’t make it past the 30 minute mark without having to reach for about 5 aspirin...and, quite frankly, as much as I love slow-burn horror, I wasn’t invested enough to risk the migraine—by the 30 minute mark, the creep factor is pretty low and the tin foil psychic’s hysteria is pure camp. Obviously the eye-wrenching subtitles aren’t Shudder’s fault, but it is frustrating, an considering the VHS quality of the film, I doubt the creators will ever bother adding a black background to cover up those godawful garish characters. Three skulls because it’s supposed to be a great J-horror classic and it isn’t fair to one-star a movie that probably gets a lot better just because it’s literally too painful to watch.
It's a good movie, interesting story. But man... That poor video quality is hard. Anyway, I liked it. I would recomend!
Subtle and spooky! I enjoy all sorts of weird investigation documentaries, so this nicely captured the feel. The shot of the shrine in the woods raised all the hairs on my arms! Good stuff, if you like slow burn movies.