A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

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Credited cast:
Jin Muraki ...
Masafumi Kobayashi
Rio Kanno ...
Kana Yano
Tomono Kuga ...
Junko Ishii
Marika Matsumoto ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angâruzu ...
Themselves
Hiroshi Aramata ...
Guest on TV Program
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
Kimiko Yano
Duncan ...
Guest on TV Program (as Dankan)
Tomomi Eguchi ...
Herself
Gôkyû ...
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Miyoko Hanai ...
Keiko Kobayashi
Ai Iijima ...
Guest on TV Program
Makoto Inamori ...
Kôichi Hirotsu
Ryûnosuke Iriyama ...
Psychic Boy
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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Mitsuo Hori: My God! The pigeons!
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Very good
15 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I can't praise this film enough. It had a lot of that hand-held, first-person shaking camera which I love (and some hate, because it makes them sick), like REC, Cloverfield and Blair Witch Project.

It is a long movie for its kind, but I didn't even notice because the film was so interesting. By just showing the footage from a paranormal reporter's work the movie keeps up the pace, making it a real-time experience for the viewer.

While I would never call this film the "scariest horror ever made", I'd have to say it's certainly one of the best I've seen. The fear factor here is constructed by details in the images, camera glitches, events linked to one another which lend a very mysterious and haunting tone to the movie. The horror is more in what is not shown, but left to our imaginations. The ending is perfect, and be warned that you might have nightmares afterwards. A second viewing is highly recommended, though.

Watch this one alone in the dark, don't expect anything and you'll have fun.


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