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Temple (2017)

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Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Director:

Michael Barrett

Writers:

Simon Barrett, Neal Edelstein (story) | 2 more credits »

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Logan Huffman ... Christopher
Natalia Warner Natalia Warner ... Kate
Brandon Sklenar ... James (as Brandon Tyler Sklenar)
Naoto Takenaka ... Ryo
Asahi Uchida Asahi Uchida ... Ittoku
Mei Kurokawa Mei Kurokawa ... Police Woman
Hisashi Miyazawa Hisashi Miyazawa ... Police Officer
Miho Tamaki Miho Tamaki ... Nurse
Seiko Chiba Seiko Chiba ... Hospital Cameraman
Yoshimi Tachi Yoshimi Tachi ... Man at Laptop
Sawa Masaki Sawa Masaki ... Antique Shop Owner
Yuki Sanjo ... Woman at Nightclub with Chris
Chiaki Hiratsuka Chiaki Hiratsuka ... Woman at Nightclub with James
Yamato Tazawa Yamato Tazawa ... Seita
Kanji Furutachi ... Man in Bar
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Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

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Special makeup effects artist Etsuko Egawa was one of the artists behind the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the original Ghostbusters. See more »

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When cinematographers direct
3 September 2017 | by horrorgasmSee all my reviews

Oh wow guys. This represents Western ignorance? Man, that's deep. I know I've sure never seen a horror movie before where young American idiots ignored piles of blatant warning signs and got themselves killed in the woods by supernatural forces of evil. Thank goodness this brought Japan in to teach us this valuable lesson, especially since they're known for being so respectful of other cultures. Hur hur.

Forget about that though. Let's talk about how this movie is only 78 minutes long and is made up of about 63 minutes of build-up (and credits), leaving only around 15 minutes of jumbled, unsatisfying, lukewarm horror.

Let's talk about the fact that this movie has to promote itself by trying to invoke the names of more popular movies like You're Next and Blair Witch, but if you actually look at the credits you'll find that this was only written by the same writer of those, and was actually directed by that guy's brother who has nothing but cinematography credits to his name.

Makes sense though, doesn't it? The one positive thing I can say about this is it was certainly a well-shot film. Other than that though, it's an empty waste of time. Nothing but sightseeing shots and filler.


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Japan | USA

Language:

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Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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