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Apartment 1303 (2007)

Not Rated | | Horror | 27 October 2007 (Japan)
A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror.

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Credited cast:
Noriko Nakagoshi ...
Arata Furuta ...
Detective Sakurai
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Yukiyo Sugiuchi
Yuka Itaya ...
Woman next door
Naoko Ôtani ...
Midorikawa San
Aki Fukada ...
Midorikawa Sayaki
Toshinobu Matsuo ...
Iwata Kenichiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shion Machida ...
Yukiyo's mother
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While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her older sister, Mariko, decides to investigate the mysterious death of her sister. She finds that there have been many suicides of young women living in apartment 1303. She finds a book telling the tragic story of the Yukiyo and her mother, the first tenants of the apartment and uncovers the truth behind the suicides. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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the score is really bad
5 September 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Released nowadays just because a 3D remake is made by Hollywood. So I had to watch the original before I go watching the 3D version. But wait, this has to be good to move over to the remake.

I just found it not interesting because I was never scared and I even had to laugh a few times. The reason for my laughter was simple, the score and sound effects used. When the creepiness moves in with the, sigh, girl with long black hair, the music moves on towards some Disney happiness and distracts you away from what you see on the screen. Not only that, once the ghost speaks it's done so cheaply that it becomes ridiculous. And where is the gore or let us even say the red stuff?

No, there are much better flicks out there to see with girls having long black hair. If you dig Japanese ghost stories then you must see this but don't expect the creepiness or suspense of The Grudge (Ju-on 2002) or Ringu (1998).

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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