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Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)

Ju-on: Kuroi shôjo (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror | 27 June 2009 (Japan)
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After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.


Mari Asato


Mari Asato (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (story)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Seto Kôji Seto ... Tetsuya (segment 'Tetsuya')
Kuniteru Shigeyama Kuniteru Shigeyama ... Ryûta (segment 'Tetsuya')
Kana Tsugihara Kana Tsugihara ... Mutsumi (segment 'Tetsuya')
Ai Kago Ai Kago ... Yûko (segment 'Yûko')
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ... Dr. Samukawa (segment 'Yûko')
Michiko Iwahashi Michiko Iwahashi ... Nurse Mika (segment 'Yûko')
Yuno Nakazono Yuno Nakazono ... Ayano (segment 'Ayano')
Ichirôta Miyakawa ... Taxi Driver (segment 'Ayano')
Hana Matsumoto Hana Matsumoto ... Fukie (segment 'Fukie')
Ayato Kosugi Ayato Kosugi ... Boy (segment 'Fukie')
Mirei Asaoka Mirei Asaoka ... Health Doctor (segment 'Fukie')
Kôzô Satô Kôzô Satô ... Psychiatrist Mitsuyama (segment 'Fukie')
Masanobu Katsumura Masanobu Katsumura ... Yokota (segment "Yokota")
Ryôta Matsushima Ryôta Matsushima ... Yoshio (segment 'Yokota')
Shûsei Uto Shûsei Uto ... Toshio Saeki (segment 'Yokota')


After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.

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Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

27 June 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-on: Black Ghost See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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1.78 : 1
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Followed by Ju-on: White Ghost (2009) See more »

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Disappointingly cheap addition to the Grudge franchise
25 September 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

JU-ON: BLACK GHOST is a short Japanese horror film, a follow-up to the earlier two GRUDGE movies and a film made back-to-back with JU-ON: WHITE GHOST. I watched WHITE GHOST previously and it was much the better film: the plot held together better, there were many reasons to watch, and it was pretty spooky. BLACK GHOST by comparison doesn't have much going for it.

The story once again revolves around the long-haired ghost from the original, and as in WHITE GHOST the narrative plays out as a series of vignettes involving different but linked characters. Sadly, the whole is a lot less than the sum of the parts here. The main haunted characters are a mother and daughter; a second child died in the womb and is now possessed by the original angry ghost spirit which is looking for revenge.

The performances are okay, but this film looks really cheap and the scares are too well telegraphed in advance. Saying that, there is one great effects scene at the climax involving a distended stomach, the one decent moment in the film in fact; a shame that more of it couldn't have been like that.

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