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Marebito (2004)

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

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Masuoka
Tomomi Miyashita ...
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Kazuhiro Nakahara ...
Arei Furoki
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Masayoshi Haneda
Ayumu Saitô
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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, _Grudge, The (2004/I)_. See more »

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Masuoka: They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.
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Had some great moments, but suffered from feeling slow.
21 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Marebito is the kind of horror film that relies on atmosphere and not loud noises to scare you. Sadly, the biggest problem with this film was its slow pace. It had some wonderfully interesting moments, but over all many scenes felt like they drag on. There's many different ways to interpret this film, which I love, and the ending is creepy enough to stay with you. I wish I was able to love this film, but I only loved specific moments, while the rest of the film left me underwhelmed. If you're looking for a unique Japanese horror film that will give you a major case of the creeps, check this out, but be prepared to be a little bored at times.


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