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
not a big found footage fan but love a good j-horror and this was well worth my time - especially for its time. not perfect but a very good watch.
This movie tried to set alot of stories up and it didn't see any of them through. If they decided on one aspect and stuck with it it could have been good. It feels very much like they made the first half of 5 different movies then mashed them all together.
Overhyped and overrated. It doesn't help that everything this movie does has been done much more effectively a million times over in the 16 years since its release. Maybe if I'd seen it in 2005...not worth the time now, sadly.
Amazing movie that I always come back to once in a while. Such a slow burn in showing how everyday situations can bring terror to life. It takes its time building up the mythos of the curse, the characters and the catalyst of it all. Great acting as well. It isn't just another found footage as found footage tends to be less organized and more rushing to the scares. This is horror mockumentary at it's best.