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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)




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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Did You Know?


Chikako Isomura played Sachie in the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). She had passed away long before film production began, so her likeness was used In this film as a tribute to the original film. See more »


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"Don't get involved. Don't ever get involved".
22 August 2018 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

There's something about the Ju-on films that really fascinate me and gets under my skin --- from the persistently warped mythology, confounding non-linear narrative, low-key jolts and blood-curdling atmosphere. JU-ON: WHITE GHOST ticks all the boxes. No matter how beat up or imitated the formula becomes; I'll never tire of this franchise.

At only hour in length, the curse is re-awakened taking no time to install fear and despair in all of those who come in contact with it. Starting backwards, changing timelines, and characters. What starts off as a jigsaw puzzle (at the infamous residence) begins to add up with the pieces finally becoming one. Everything comes full circle along with the consequences. You know where it's heading, and once the characters are apart of it, they're literally stained. Slowly building upon its actions and drawn out for maximum impact when it lashes out with a quick-fire jump scare, and this is rather constant with the shocking images. Never does it lull, always interesting and unnerving whomever the taut narrative follows. Taking a backseat this time; Toshio only gets a cameo appearance and Kayako doesn't come into it at all. Most of the frights are taken up by an elderly white ghost and child. I thought the scenes with the white ghost were surprisingly creepy thanks to the low-maintenance makeup and how they were shot. Some violent moments too.

The mystery behind the curse is somewhat recycled using the typical tropes; a horrific past event casting a shadow over the occupants, someone under distress coming under the possession of the restless spirit to commit despicable acts, and the others unknowingly become attached, or purposely dig up disturbing info that should be left untouched. But that's just the manner of the curse --- an unstoppable loop that no one can escape, and from that a new curse can be born out of it. This is what WHITE GHOST sets up and effectively so.

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