|release date||March 14 2006|
|starring||Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa, Shun Sugata|
|tagline||Fear is just below the surface|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. Takashi Shimizu shot the film in just eight days, between the production dates for Ju-on: The Grudge and its remake, The Grudge.
My vote: Keep Takashi Shimizu away from America. He’s a genius with an eye for original horror. One of his new movies from Japan, ‘Marebito,’ is the first of its kind, showing that big budgets and stupid producers (ahem Sam Raimi) don’t make a movie good. After the US ‘The Grudge,’ I thought I had lost one of my favorite directors to the dark side for good, but his new film ‘Marebito’ shows that his mind has always been in the right place. How is this proof? He shot this film in just eight days, between the production dates for ‘Ju-on: The Grudge’ and its US remake, ‘The Grudge’- and it’s better than both. …Read More