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Ju-on: The Curse (2000)

Ju-on (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | Video 11 February 2000
A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

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Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu
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Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Shunsuke Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Yue Yue ... Manami Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Ryôta Koyama Ryôta Koyama ... Toshio Saeki (segment "Toshio")
Hitomi Miwa Hitomi Miwa ... Yuki (segment "Yuki")
Asumi Miwa Asumi Miwa ... Kanna Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Yumi Yoshiyuki Yumi Yoshiyuki ... Noriko Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Kazushi Andô Kazushi Andô ... Tsuyoshi Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Mizuho Tamura (segment "Mizuho")
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Nakamura (segment "Mizuho")
Jun'ichi Kiuchi Jun'ichi Kiuchi ... Tezuka (segment "Mizuho")
Denden ... Yoshikawa (segment "Kanna")
Tarô Suwa ... Kamio (segment "Kanna")
Reita Serizawa Reita Serizawa ... Iizuka (segment "Kanna")
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Kansatsui (segment "Kanna")
Takako Fuji ... Kayako Saeki (segment "Kayako")
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Jealous of his wives love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are disappearing. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Kayako and Toshio are based on the Japanese legend of the Onryo, a vengeful spirit that can physically manifest to attack and kill victims. They materialize with physical appearance and mobility when they are killed in a state of deep rage, leaving behind a curse. See more »

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Horrifying, relentless, and unbelievable
17 May 2004 | by opiemarSee all my reviews

Ju-on: the Curse is absolutely the scariest movie ever made. I found myself gasping out loud at times. Forget cheap scares, forget the need for special effects. Forget even the need for a dark setting. Most of the scenes are in broad daylight, yet they will nearly scare you to death. I've seen a lot of horror movies, but I can easily say that nothing compares to this one. Takashi Shimizu has mastered the art of bringing terror to the screen. If there really were such a thing as ghost, really mean, really vengeful ghost, this is what they would be like. I should note that Ju-on the Curse is really two movies, Curse I and II. The second has some overlapping material, but adequately compliments the first. If you want to be frightened, really really frightened, this is the one to watch.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (Japan) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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