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Noroi (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 20 August 2005 (Japan)
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

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Kôji Shiraishi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jin Muraki Jin Muraki ... Masafumi Kobayashi
Rio Kanno Rio Kanno ... Kana Yano
Tomono Kuga Tomono Kuga ... Junko Ishii
Marika Matsumoto ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angâruzu Angâruzu ... Themselves
Hiroshi Aramata Hiroshi Aramata ... Guest on TV Program
Yôko Chôsokabe Yôko Chôsokabe ... Kimiko Yano
Duncan Duncan ... Guest on TV Program (as Dankan)
Tomomi Eguchi Tomomi Eguchi ... Herself
Gôkyû Gôkyû ... Guests of TV Program
Miyoko Hanai Miyoko Hanai ... Keiko Kobayashi
Ai Iijima Ai Iijima ... Guest on TV Program
Makoto Inamori Makoto Inamori ... Kôichi Hirotsu
Ryûnosuke Iriyama Ryûnosuke Iriyama ... Psychic Boy
Satoru Jitsunashi Satoru Jitsunashi ... Mitsuo Hori
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

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Everybody died.


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official Fan Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 August 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse See more »

Filming Locations:

Shiga, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Xanadeux See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mitsuo Hori: My God! The pigeons!
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will either scare you silly or bore you to death
26 February 2011 | by parallel_horizonsSee all my reviews

OK, so I watched this at 1am with all the lights off and my headphones on and all alone in my apartment. And I have to say, I damn near soiled myself towards the end. On many occasions I found myself holding on to the edge of my sofa. Its that scary. And believe me, I don't have that reaction while watching a horror movie very often (extremely rarely in fact).

A word of caution though. This one really requires patience. You need to immerse yourself into its world. I watched it another night with my girlfriend and she got bored and gave up about half-way. I can imagine many folks doing the same. This is that kind of a movie, it will either scare you silly or bore you to death. I fall in the former camp.

I won't spoil the story for you (as if you didn't already know bout it from browsing the IMDb boards) but there are a lot of seemingly random events happening on screen which make a lot of sense once the movie reaches its horrific conclusion(s). That last scene still gives me shudders.

So watch this with an open mind and give it a fair chance. Paranormal activity, Rec., BWP, and all the other shaky cam brethren have NOTHING on this one. Noroi has them all licked.


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