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Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Noroi (original title)
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 ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angâruzu ...
Hiroshi Aramata ...
Guest on TV Program
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
Kimiko Yano
Duncan ...
Guest on TV Program (as Dankan)
Tomomi Eguchi ...
Gôkyû ...
Guests of TV Program
Miyoko Hanai ...
Keiko Kobayashi
Ai Iijima ...
Guest on TV Program
Makoto Inamori ...
Kôichi Hirotsu
Ryûnosuke Iriyama ...
Psychic Boy
Satoru Jitsunashi ...
Mitsuo Hori


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

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Everybody died.


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20 August 2005 (Japan)  »

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Curse  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Mitsuo Hori: My God! The pigeons!
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One of the best horror movies I've seen yet...
20 February 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Never posted anything here before, but after watching Noroi I just felt that I had to write down my thoughts about it.

Firstly do not compare this to Blair Witch, this movie deserves far better than that! Simply put, Noroi is (probably) one of the best horror movies I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot!).

I really liked how the movie presents itself not as a standard horror flick, but as a documentary filmed by a reporter (i think?) named Kobayashi and his cameraman. Without spoiling to much about the plot, I can say it that it starts with Kobayashi doing research on a series of seemingly unrelated events, that turns out to be connected to something far more darker and sinister.

While the story might not be that original in itself, what really hooked me with Noroi was the incredibly eerie atmosphere. If you're looking for cheap scares and seat-jumping scenes this movie might not be for you. This movie is all about the mood it presents, with haunting images and a general feeling of foreboding suspense. The documentary style filming just makes it farm more believable.

This is also helped a lot by the acting which is superb, although not perfect for the general part of the movie! Far better than in most other movies in this type of genre.

Well enough ranting from me, I highly recommend Noroi to everyone, it is suspenseful, creepy, well acted and the first movie that has scared me in ages.

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