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The Crone (2013)

Kôsoku bâba (original title)
The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta's Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi's Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol ... See full summary »

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Honoka Miki
Shiori Kitayama
Kaoru Gotô
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Yoshinori Okada
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The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta's Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi's Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called "Jersey Girl". One day they're invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they'll visit an abandoned nursing home in the mountains to see which one of them is the bravest and document their experiences. However, as soon as the girls arrive, they begin to to have strange paranormal experiences. Before long, they begin to turn on each other as the stress of the situation overtakes them. Written by Tom

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Looks cheap. Acts dumb!
23 November 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This one is a crossover between "White: The Melody of the Curse" and "The grudge: Old lady in white", borrowing many elements from both movies, a tad bit more from the second one.

Is it an effective Asian horror? Well, it has its moments, but overall, The Crone is a stupid movie. So many dumb scenes - eventually you lose interest. I had to find my inner strength, keep going and going, discover another long ending...and one that sucked too! It's not something I would recommend, there are plenty of other good movies out there, you just need to know where to look I guess. So find someone who is familiar with the Asian Horror cinema, ask for a pointer, and enjoy something different. The Crone, believe it or not, will only be remembered for its dumb moments.

Quite a shame, had some potential sure, but decided to act stupid and quite disgusting at times. If you do decide to adventure and take this one for a ride, please return with a post, get the facts straight. Others will need your feedback, as a warning is needed here, indeed.

Cheers!


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