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Noroi (2005)

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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Storyline

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Xanadeux See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mitsuo Hori: My God! The pigeons!
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Seems like you either love this movie or you hate it.
8 May 2009 | by kuronoxSee all my reviews

I, for one, absolutely loved this movie.

It is not a "typical Asian horror" where you would see a gruesome looking ghost (usually a woman) that is going around scaring people. You barely see any ghosts for a majority of the film, but the way this movie keeps you interested in the plot and characters is genius. This is not the movie for you if you're into gore (e.g. Saw, Hostel) or "surprise scares" where stuff pops out at you (Hollywood horror, slasher films), but this movie has an underlying "creepy" factor throughout the entire movie which I loved. Noroi is a progressive and somewhat experimental approach to horror amongst the ridiculous remakes and unoriginal crap being released by Hollywood in today's society.

Please don't let the documentary-style of filming turn you off (why should it?!). It is far superior to the Blair Witch Project because, for one, the acting in Noroi is brilliant and it really makes you feel like you're watching something you're not supposed to be seeing.

Noroi is definitely one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. Only a few films have made it into my Top 5 horror; and this movie holds a solid #1 spot on my list.


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