Sunday, October 25, 2009
After a young man, Shinkichi, inadvertently causes the death of his wife Rui, her jealous ghost comes back to haunt him -- the unfortunate result of an ancient family curse incurred by an ancestor who murdered a debt collector. Hoping to escape his torment, the man runs off with one of his wife's former pupils, which only enrages the woman's spirit more. Kikunosuke Onoe and Hitomi Kuroki star in this spooky horror film from the director of Ringu.
This is an Edo period horror movie that came out in 2007. It was ok (better than Izo). Although this was directed by Hideo Nakata, the director who also did Ringu, it really was a big step below the Ringu movies in my opinion. Just an average horror flick but really not too intense. It had a bunch of CG snakes and other funny looking effects including the final scene where the ghost Rui is lovingly cradling Shinkichi, but only his severed head, as he looks back at her with a loving smile. Ghost horror movies are what I like best and this had some good scares but nothing to write home about. If you're going to make a horror flick, gotta make it so people really jump outa their seats. I slapped the couch with a couple of scenes but overall it was pretty tame. I need a fair amount more shock from a horror flick than this provided.