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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

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Jin Muraki ...
Masafumi Kobayashi
Rio Kanno ...
Kana Yano
Tomono Kuga ...
Junko Ishii
Marika Matsumoto ...
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Yôko Chôsokabe ...
Kimiko Yano
Dankan ...
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Gôkyû ...
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Keiko Kobayashi
Ai Iijima ...
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Kôichi Hirotsu
Ryûnosuke Iriyama ...
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Satoru Jitsunashi ...
Mitsuo Hori
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

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Masafumi Kobayashi: No matter how terrifying, I want the truth.
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will either scare you silly or bore you to death
26 February 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

OK, so I watched this at 1am with all the lights off and my headphones on and all alone in my apartment. And I have to say, I damn near soiled myself towards the end. On many occasions I found myself holding on to the edge of my sofa. Its that scary. And believe me, I don't have that reaction while watching a horror movie very often (extremely rarely in fact).

A word of caution though. This one really requires patience. You need to immerse yourself into its world. I watched it another night with my girlfriend and she got bored and gave up about half-way. I can imagine many folks doing the same. This is that kind of a movie, it will either scare you silly or bore you to death. I fall in the former camp.

I won't spoil the story for you (as if you didn't already know bout it from browsing the IMDb boards) but there are a lot of seemingly random events happening on screen which make a lot of sense once the movie reaches its horrific conclusion(s). That last scene still gives me shudders.

So watch this with an open mind and give it a fair chance. Paranormal activity, Rec., BWP, and all the other shaky cam brethren have NOTHING on this one. Noroi has them all licked.


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