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Ghost Theater (2015)

Gekijô rei (original title)
Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.


Hideo Nakata


Jun'ya Katô (screenplay), Ryûta Miyake (screenplay)




Credited cast:
Rika Adachi Rika Adachi ... Sara Mizuki
Toshihito Kokubo Toshihito Kokubo ... Ryosuke Watase
Keita Machida Keita Machida ... Kaori Nomura
Haruka Shimazaki ... Aoi Shinohara
Riho Takada ... Izumi


Sara is totally happy. The young actress gained her first little role in a play by the playhouse-baron Gota Nishikono. Sara admires the leading actresses Aoi and Kaori who are practicing hard every day. But then a staff member is found dead and while the police is investigating the situation, Aoi falls from a balcony and is taken to hospital. Due to her injuries she won't be able to play the leading role. So, in a hurry, Gota gives the part to Sara who is almost overwhelmed. But Sara has got to learn very soon, that having the leading role is not to her advantage. Because she is recognizing slowly that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost! Written by Anonymus

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Entertaining jump scares that won't really stick with you after finishing the film
15 September 2015 | by lauhmalfoySee all my reviews

I saw this film at a Portuguese horror film festival (MOTELx) about a week ago. I didn't really know what to expect, since there weren't many reviews online, and we were prepared for the possibility of a bad film. Now, was the film really BAD? Not exactly. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen - although some parts weren't creepy enough or the acting wasn't on point. However, if you have seen horror films this is just a film with all the horror stories you've already seen. There isn't anything new, the situations aren't unexpected, the story is repeated, the ending is cliché and pretty much everything about this film has been done before. If you aren't an avid/casual horror film fan, or if you're starting horror films now, it might scare you, since you probably won't be used to the usual plot lines. But for someone like me (a casual viewer) or my friend (an avid horror film fan) it was just a pretty normal film, cliché and, to be honest, after a day or two we kind of forgot everything about it (well, not literally, but you get the point). The only thing that stuck with me for good reasons were the main actress' screams during a few particular scenes, which I thought were pretty on point. But, in general, even her acting was just okay. It's not a film I would recommend - even if it's not the worst thing I've seen.

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21 November 2015 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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