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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
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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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Scary enough to pass your time in your boring night
4 June 2008 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I rent this movie from the store next door without high expectation and even so, I turned it off after 1 hour and fast forward it to the end. The movie wasn't too bad but ,on the other's hand, not the not-to-be-missed one either.

Some scenes, especially in the first 45 minutes, are quite scary but in the second half, its pace slowed down a bit. It's the universal rule that a ghost story will not be scary anymore if you see a ghost clearly. Even me know that, why didn't the director?

Over all, you'll find this movie good enough for a boring night with nothing else to do. My vote is 6.

And one other thing, why people have to run away from ghost? Why don't they fight? If a ghost can hurt us, why can't we hurt them back.


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