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Cult (2013)

Karuto (original title)
Follows 3 actresses who play themselves as they appear on a paranormal television show to investigate the exorcism of the Kaneda family.

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Kôji Shiraishi

Writer:

Kôji Shiraishi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sayuri Oyamada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yû Abiru Yû Abiru
Mari Iriki Mari Iriki
Mayuko Iwasa Mayuko Iwasa
Ryosuke Miura Ryosuke Miura
Natsuki Okamoto Natsuki Okamoto
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Follows 3 actresses who play themselves as they appear on a paranormal television show to investigate the exorcism of the Kaneda family.

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Country:

Japan | Hong Kong

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 March 2014 (Peru) See more »

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$107,670
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Original Japanese found footage
14 May 2014 | by victoryismineblastSee all my reviews

Three young actresses are hired to help a documentarian film an exorcism at the house of a young girl and her mother. Cameras are set up everywhere as the supernatural events start to unfold.

Numerous exorcists are brought in to help but the problem only seems to get worse as everyone is drawn into a nightmare of demons and curses.

This Japanese found footage entry is a refreshing take on the sub-genre as some original elements are introduced that take a different direction from the Paranormal Activity franchise. There is a bit of humour injected into some of the characters which makes the experience a bit more enjoyable.

Some of the effects are a bit hokey but others are original and creepy and atmospheric. There are enough twists and turns to keep the viewer's attention as the tension escalates.

The three girls get a little annoying at times but do a passable job in their roles and some of the secondary characters really stand out.

All in all an interesting and refreshing Cult movie from Japan.


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