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Takashi Shimizu was born on July 27, 1972 in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006) and Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). See full bio »
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 2015 NightCry (Video Game) (filming)
 2014 7500
 2011 Tormented
 2010 Soil (TV Series)
 2009 The Ancient Dogoo Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2009 Ju-On: The Grudge (Video Game)
 2009 Hijoshi zukan
 2007 Ghost vs. Alien 03 (story "Rokku hantâ Iemon")
 2007 Kaiki Daisakusen - Second File (TV Mini-Series)
 2006 The Grudge 2
 2005 Rinne
 2004 The Grudge
 2004 Suiyô puremia: sekai saikyô J horâ SP Nihon no kowai yoru (TV Movie) (story "Kinpatsu kaidan")
 2004 Marebito
 2003 Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro (TV Series short) (3 episodes)
 2000 Ju-on: The Curse (Video)
 1998 4444444444 (Video short)
 1998 Gakkô no kaidan G (TV Movie) (stories "Katasumi" and "4444444444")
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It's not that I dislike those CGI FX, but the thing is that if it's a horror film, as soon as they figure out that it's a CGI, it's not going to be scary any more and when we see those things with CGI and it's like fancy and big, it's interesting, but at the same time, as soon as they find out that it can be real, not CGI, the level of scare comes down to half of it, and that's just not something... See more »


As of 2013, he had directed 4 movies of the "Ju-on" series. He also directed the first 2 films of "The Grudge" series and served as a producer on the third. See more »

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