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Marebito (2004)

R | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 2005 (UK)
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

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Storyline

In Tokyo, the freelance cameraman Takuyoshi Masuoka is obsessed investigating the fear sensation near death. When he photographs a man stabbing himself in the eye in the access to the subway, he seeks what the suicidal man might have seen to experiment the same sense of horror the man felt when he died. He finds a passage to the Tokyo underground where he meets a mysterious naked woman that does not speak, who he calls her F. He brings F to his place and he tries to feed her, until he discovers that she drinks blood. Masuika becomes a serial killer draining the blood of his victims to nurse F. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Budget:

JPY 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,852 (USA) (9 December 2005)

Gross:

$13,893 (USA) (10 March 2006)
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Takashi Shimizu shot the film in just eight days, between the production dates for Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and its remake, The Grudge (2004). See more »

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Arei Furoki: [subtitled version] The feeling that we know as "terror" is actually ancient wisdom, sealed in our subconscious mind.
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Marebito
28 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I highly suggest seeing this film if you are a fan of Shimizu's works. Apparently it was filmed before Ju-On, in only eight days. This shows what a master filmmaker can do in such a short time. This movie will make you feel very uncomfortable and extremely disturbed. It is about a camera man who wants nothing more than to feel the most extreme fear. He than finds a subterranean lair filled with eerie creatures called Deros, and he finds a girl (or a creature much like a girl) chained to a rock and takes her home to care for her. He attempts to feed her but he finds that the only thing that she'll eat is blood. The only problems I had with it were the shaky camera moves (Blair-Witch style)but since he only made it in eight days...he has an excuse, and it will go to a normal camera to give your eyes a break. Overall a masterpiece in psycho-horror.


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