4.8/10
1,690
18 user 38 critic

Apartment 1303 (2007)

Not Rated | | Horror | 27 October 2007 (Japan)
A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror.

Director:

Ataru Oikawa
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A modern ghost story which turns a love/hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Some rentals are too good to be true.

Director: Michael Taverna
Stars: Mischa Barton, Julianne Michelle, Rebecca De Mornay
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck

Director: Woo-cheol Lee
Stars: Hyun-Ah Sung, Da-an Park, Ho-bin Jeong
Dek hor (2006)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Every dorm has a tale. But this tale, you will never forget.

Director: Songyos Sugmakanan
Stars: Charlie Trairat, Chintara Sukapatana, Sirachuch Chienthaworn
Bunshinsaba (2004)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Se-eun Lee, Yu-ri Lee
Apateu (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Se-jin, a young woman who lives in an old apartment in a Seoul suburb, amuses herself by observing the windows of the apartments on the other side. One day, she notices that the lights of ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: So-Young Ko, Seong-jin Kang, Hie-jin Jang
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Boom, pregnant from an affair, is told by her lover to leave him and his family alone. Enraged, she goes to a witch doctor and has him use black magic against her ex-lover and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul
Stars: Arisa Wills, Supakson Chaimongkol, Krongthong Rachatawan
Peiseu (2004)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-gon Yoo
Stars: Yun-ah Song, Hyeon-jun Shin, Seung-wook Kim
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang
Stars: Race Wong, Rosanne Wong, Anson Leung
Gurotesuku (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi
Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

One elevator, one girl who can read minds and one floor where the elevator should have never stopped: the ideal ingredients for a classic piece of weird horror. In the claustrophobic space ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroki Yamaguchi
Stars: Luchino Fujisaki, Yoshiichi Kawada, Ryôsuke Koshiba
Ryeong (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Sang-mi Nam, Hye-bin Jeon
Yogen (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta
Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Noriko Nakagoshi Noriko Nakagoshi ... Mariko Midorikawa
Arata Furuta ... Detective Sakurai
Eriko Hatsune ... Yukiyo Sugiuchi
Yuka Itaya Yuka Itaya ... Woman next door
Naoko Ôtani Naoko Ôtani ... Midorikawa San
Aki Fukada Aki Fukada ... Midorikawa Sayaki
Toshinobu Matsuo Toshinobu Matsuo ... Iwata Kenichiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shion Machida Shion Machida ... Yukiyo's mother
Edit

Storyline

While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her older sister, Mariko, decides to investigate the mysterious death of her sister. She finds that there have been many suicides of young women living in apartment 1303. She finds a book telling the tragic story of the Yukiyo and her mother, the first tenants of the apartment and uncovers the truth behind the suicides. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some rentals are too good to be true

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Apartamento 1303 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Apartment 1303 3D (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Clover
Performed by Bahashishi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Personally I was disappointed.
24 February 2013 | by nitzanhavocSee all my reviews

I'm not too sure what to say about Apartment 1303... being nothing more than a Horror freak (and not a film critic or even a cinema student) I often find myself in lack of words to describe films I didn't enjoy yet didn't really dislike.

I must be honest and say I was pretty disappointed, as I'm a huge fan of Asian Horror and in particular their ghost stories, The Grudge and The Ring are masterpieces of the Ghost Story sub-genre and I always find myself comparing other films to them... as for this one - I could overlook the non-original story/screenplay and focus on the good acting and fitting cinematography, had it not been for the ordinary and non frightening ghost... I mean, Asian Horror is famous for its terrifying ghosts, what happened here??

What can I say... all in all I didn't really enjoy this film, and kept looking forward to something that would happen and make it worthwhile... it didn't. I can't say it was plain bad or anything, but I can't say it was good. As this is only my humble opinion, you might disagree with me and enjoy it, so I'd recommend it to fans of Ghost Stories and Asian Horror films, but only out of an attempt to maintain objectivity. Had a friend asked, I'd say they could easily bypass this film for other, better ones.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed