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Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

Ju-on: Shiroi rôjo (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror | 27 June 2009 (Japan)
Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.


Ryûta Miyake


Ryûta Miyake (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroki Suzuki ... Fumiya Hagimoto (segment "Fumiya")
Ichirôta Miyakawa ... Hajime Kashiwagi (segment "Kashiwagi")
Natsuki Kasa Natsuki Kasa ... Primary School's Akane (segment "Kashiwagi")
Akina Minami Akina Minami ... Akane Kashiwagi (segment "Akane")
Marika Fukunaga Marika Fukunaga ... Yuka Kanehara (segment "Akane")
Chie Amemiya Chie Amemiya ... Mayumi Yoshikawa (segment "Akane")
Aimi Nakamura Aimi Nakamura ... Junko Isobe (segment "Isobe")
Akiko Hoshino Akiko Hoshino ... Haru (segment "Isobe")
Eiichi Ôkubo Eiichi Ôkubo ... Kentarô Isobe (segment "Isobe")
Sumire Arai Sumire Arai ... Miho Isobe (segment "Isobe")
Yasuo Gotô Yasuo Gotô ... Shûichi Hirata (segment "Isobe")
Mihiro Mihiro ... Chiho Tanemura (segment "Chiho")
Chinami Iwamoto Chinami Iwamoto ... Mirai Isobe (segment "Mirai")
Shûsei Uto Shûsei Uto ... Toshio Saeki (segment "Mirai")
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki ... Hideki Yasukawa (segment "Yasukawa")


Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

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Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

27 June 2009 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chikako Isomura played Sachie in the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). See more »


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Ju-On: White Ghost Review
12 August 2018 | by FolkHorrorSee all my reviews

Format: Amazon Prime - Language: Japanese (English Subtitled)

Released: 2009

Director: Ryut Miyake

Starring: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirota Miyakawa, Naysuki Kasa

Where to start? Well it's short, which is a blessing!

To be strictly fair to the film it does start out well enough, with the initial building up of tension that I have come to expect from Japanese horror films; then sadly, rather then building on the initial success, the whole thing falls apart.

Ju-On: White Ghost is the story of a house that was the location of a brutal mass murder. The film consists of a series of short segments, each one showcasing the history of a different character and setting out why they eventually come to their various unfortunate ends, as well as giving the background to the murders.

As a direct to DVD film it is very low budget and it shows, badly. Yet for all the appallingly bad and cringe-worthy acting there are occasional moments of great, outstanding performance; for all the unbelievably poor stories there are some strong, genuinely creepy tales.

At an hour long it is worth sitting though the rubbish mainly because when this film gets it right, even with the cringe fest that some of the actors put us through, it delivers some genuine scares. It just unfortunate that director, Ryuta Miyake, comes across as not having the slightest clue about how to make/direct a film.

Like this film this is really all I can think of to say on the matter, short and pretty much lacking in any direction.

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