Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.
In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son Toshio. Each person that lives in or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kayako and Toshio are based on the Japanese legend of the Onryo, a vengeful spirit that unlike western ghosts, can physically manifest to attack and kill victims whereas our ghosts are just energy and can't physically appear. They manifest when they are killed in a state of deep rage as explained by the opening title card. See more »
(at around 1h 18 mins) When Rika wakes up in bed to a room full of yowling black cats, several of the cats are obviously statues. Some of them are even clearly replicas of the same statue. See more »
The film is based on an old Japanese which gives the film a certain authenticity it is an excellent horror and although there is no real ending this is because the film was originally made for Japanese viewers and they do not like a conventional ending to a film as the Americans and the British do. This is not because of the directors inability to write a proper ending. The ending is left to your imagination which i think is a good thing. The film involves many changes in time which gives the film an interesting feel and focuses more on the story than on the special effects like its American counterpart.
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