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Marebito (2004)

R | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 2005 (UK)
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Chiaki Konaka (novel), Chiaki Konaka (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Masuoka
Tomomi Miyashita Tomomi Miyashita ... F
Kazuhiro Nakahara Kazuhiro Nakahara ... Arei Furoki
Miho Ninagawa Miho Ninagawa ... Aya Fukumoto
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... MIB
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junko Amagi
Masayoshi Haneda
Ayumu Saitô Ayumu Saitô
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Storyline

In Tokyo, the freelance cameraman Takuyoshi Masuoka is obsessed investigating the fear sensation near death. When he photographs a man stabbing himself in the eye in the access to the subway, he seeks what the suicidal man might have seen to experiment the same sense of horror the man felt when he died. He finds a passage to the Tokyo underground where he meets a mysterious naked woman that does not speak, who he calls her F. He brings F to his place and he tries to feed her, until he discovers that she drinks blood. Masuika becomes a serial killer draining the blood of his victims to nurse F. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Marebito See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,852, 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$13,893, 12 March 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the movie's key scenes takes place 'At the Mountains of Madness', an obvious nod to H.P. Lovecraft's novella of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Masuoka: They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.
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Marebito
28 January 2005 | by drumgoddess07See all my reviews

I highly suggest seeing this film if you are a fan of Shimizu's works. Apparently it was filmed before Ju-On, in only eight days. This shows what a master filmmaker can do in such a short time. This movie will make you feel very uncomfortable and extremely disturbed. It is about a camera man who wants nothing more than to feel the most extreme fear. He than finds a subterranean lair filled with eerie creatures called Deros, and he finds a girl (or a creature much like a girl) chained to a rock and takes her home to care for her. He attempts to feed her but he finds that the only thing that she'll eat is blood. The only problems I had with it were the shaky camera moves (Blair-Witch style)but since he only made it in eight days...he has an excuse, and it will go to a normal camera to give your eyes a break. Overall a masterpiece in psycho-horror.


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