Following the events of Ju-on: The Beginning of the End, Mai, the older sister of elementary schoolteacher Yui Shono, goes to look for her sister, who disappeared after a year while working... See full summary »
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
During the initial shooting, Takako Fuji was only emoting anger and rage. Takashi Shimizu directed her to emote other feelings in subsequent takings to show that Kayako was once human and that she might even be sad and misunderstood. See more »
You think our horror junk is scary? Juon's here to prove you wrong. Dead wrong.
This is one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a few classics (F13'th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Exocist, you get the picture). I'd already established, after seeing Ringu, that even a pretty tame Asian horror flick is probably scarier than most Western ones. Face it, they can just scare people better. But Juon, as short as it is, may very well win the cup for the scariest. This was a TV movie, and from what I can see, about the only effects they used were fake blood and Photoshop (you'll know what scene I'm talking about once you see it). This was because of the noticably low budget. But the effects they did have were put to fine use to provide the maximum scaring effect. The movie is about a Juon, which is a Japanese idea about a curse started when one dies a horrible death, and killing all who come in contact with it, creating more Juons. It is basically a series of 6 or 7 scenes about a Juon started in a house that spreads to everybody who goes in the house afterwards. The scenes loosely connect together, but you'll have to read between the lines until you can get Juon 2. Or you could buy both at the same time ;). At the end of the movie you know what happened on camera, but you don't know why. Audiences are forced to hypothesize, keeping in mind the idea of "Juons" that was introduced at the beginning of the film. While many sequels blow up their prequel's perfectly good resolution and open the story back up, the movie Juon never really has a resolution, so the sequel is so necessary that it was obviously planned to be a two-part excursion. When I say sequel, I'm not talking about the two theatrical releases, those are more remakes, I'm talking about the second TV movie. I just finished the first tonight, but I can't wait to see the second. Lots of gruesome images and things. If Ringu gave you chills, this is like Ringu on steroids.
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