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Katasumi (1998)

Two schoolgirls are gruesomely victimized by a horrifying ghost.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takako Fuji ... Kayako Saeki
Kanna Kashima Kanna Kashima ... Kanna Murakami
Ayako Omura Ayako Omura ... Hisayo Yoshida
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Storyline

Katasumi begins with two Japanese schoolgirls (revealed to be Kanna and Hisayo in the first Ju-on film) who are caring for their school's rabbits. They are sweeping out the cages and feeding the animals when Kanna cuts her hand, and Hisayo leaves her to go into the school and fetch a bandage. When she returns, Kanna is nowhere to be found. The rabbit cages are empty, and bits of blood and fur are strewn about. Hisayo then sees something that looks like a crawling woman (Kayako) begin to move towards her from the far side of the backyard. As she backs into a corner, she finds the body of Kanna amongst the debris from the damaged rabbit cages. She holds a trowel up defensively in front of herself while Kayako closes in upon her. Kanna then moves her bloody head, and looks on as the frightened Hisayo cowers in the corner and waits. The screen fades to black and Hisayo's fate is left unknown.

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 September 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

In a Corner See more »

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While it is often claimed that the subsequent feature length video films Ju-on: The Curse and Ju-on: The Curse 2 are remakes of Katasumi and 4444444444, the two segments "are actually the foundations of Ju-on", according to Shimizu, and act "almost like the true prequel of the story." See more »

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