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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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Arei Furoki
Miho Ninagawa ...
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Shun Sugata ...
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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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Box Office

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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Weird, but not great
5 August 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This was just a strange movie, but not in a cool way, like Forbidden Zone, or Uzumaki. Just weird.

All I can say is that a creepy voyeur cameraman sees a guy commit suicide by stabbing himself, and wonders what he had seen that made him so terrified. Any more said would ruin it.

Sure, the acting by the guy was good, and you never know what is going to happen next, and it is well shot, but it is ultimately boring, and the ending doesn't satisfy you. I did enjoy it on some level, but by the end, I was ready to stop watching.

6/10


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