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
Fantastic movie. Possibly the best found footage movie ever made IMO. Fills you with dread and unease the entire time with some genuinely terrifying scenes. If you like found footage you owe it to yourself to watch this.
This is like the Lawrence of Arabia of found footage movies. The genre is usually stripped-down and modest in scope, but this is as close to epic as found footage gets, with embedded media, multiple locations, and an intricate backstory. I wouldn't necessarily call it a slow burn, but because the main character is piecing together a mystery with so many parts, you need to be open to what feels more akin to a mystery or crime procedural for much of its running time. If you don't enjoy watching a protagonist sleuthing around and trying to solve a puzzle, it may not be for you. I loved it.
Really good watch, what else is there to say? A good slow burn.
Very good film. Not particularly scary, except for the end scenes, but very engrossing.
Solid slow burn gets a bit odd towards the end(jump cut to that one creepy scene with Mr.Hori Screeming, a bit of an odd choice). Overall did a good job of appearing semi plausable, which is really what makes a found footage film like this creepier. Overall just really solid.