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Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
"Ju-on" (original title)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  11 February 2000 (Japan)
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A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Shunsuke Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Yue ...
Ryôta Koyama ...
Hitomi Miwa ...
Yuki (segment "Yuki")
Asumi Miwa ...
Kanna Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Yumi Yoshiyuki ...
Noriko Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Kazushi Andô ...
Tsuyoshi Murakami (segment "Yuki")
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Yoriko Dôguchi ...
Nakamura (segment "Mizuho")
Jun'ichi Kiuchi ...
Tezuka (segment "Mizuho")
Denden ...
Yoshikawa (segment "Kanna")
Tarô Suwa ...
Kamio (segment "Kanna")
Reita Serizawa ...
Iizuka (segment "Kanna")
Shirô Namiki ...
Kansatsui (segment "Kanna")
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Jealous of his wifes love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are dissapearing. Written by k wedgwood

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11 February 2000 (Japan)  »

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Ju-on 1  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The strange vocal sounds were performed by director Takashi Shimizu. See more »

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Followed by Ju-on: White Ghost (2009) See more »

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Maybe the most frightening movie I've ever seen.
5 September 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

First i was disappointed to see that it was a TV movie i had bought, but after 10 minutes of watching it i didn't give it much of a thought. This movie is simply just entertaining from beginning to end. There is no limit to the imagination of creepiness in this movie, all thanks to my new favorite horror director Takashi Shimizu. The fact, that its like Shimizu has thought " I would like to make a movie that scares the s*** out of everyone and then to hell with everything else" really makes me raise my thumbs up and bow in the dust for the man. This Flick is on my top 3 list of the scariest movies ever, together with "The shining" and "Salems lot". If i had seen this one when i was 13 i would have been horrified for stairs years to come (just like i was horrified for windows without curtains for about 5 years, after seeing "Salems lot"), thats for sure.

Note: You don't have to use blood for a movie to be scary. The Japanese have realized that, why cant the Americans???

The reason that i didn't give this movie 10 out of 10 is because i find it hard to keep track of all the names (maybe because I'm not Japanese?)and i miss some answers in this riddle of a ghost story. And yes, i HAVE seen the other 3 in the series. And no, you Don't get much more insight, just more confused. They are still some excellent horror movies though, especially Ju-on: The grudge 2. But the first one is still the most scary.

I gave it 9 out of 10. Enjoy! ;o)

Ps. If anyone knows movies as scary as the above mentioned, please write me the titles so i can continue my search for the scariest horror movie ever.


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