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'Chô' kowai hanashi A: yami no karasu (2004)

Employees at a convenience store must get to the bottom of supernatural goings-on occurring within their workplace.

Director:

Yoshihiro Hoshino

Writers:

Yumeaki Hirayama (short story), Yoshihiro Hoshino (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kyôko Akiba Kyôko Akiba ... Ryôko Kagami
Yumeaki Hirayama Yumeaki Hirayama ... DFJ News anchorman
Takaaki Iwao Takaaki Iwao ... Komori, the night-shift clerk
Etsuyo Mitani Etsuyo Mitani ... Store owner's wife
Hiroko Satô Hiroko Satô ... Nao Shingaki
Osamu Takahashi Osamu Takahashi ... Store owner
Susumu Terajima ... Akira Tejima
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Nao works part time at a convenience store, unaware of the malice of the ghosts and spirits surrounding her... She and a co-worker called Ryoko watch the world going mad around them, the birds going crazy, people getting enraged and going mad... and realise they have to do something. Written by sodoto

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great start
10 April 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Low budget horror from Japan with great start, good finish and lots of out of town location shooting. Centred upon a convenience store, this manages to set up a decently creepy feel and produce some scary moments without too much happening. Bit derivative in parts but at the same time pretty original in others.

I don't think the OTT zombie like crazy owners added much but the film just about hangs together basically because there is this mood set up and it is never clear what is going to happen next. Good performances from little known youngsters further contribute to making this worth a view.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Japan

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