I love that the first time I saw it I had a really hard time trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. So thank you, hackettlp. The ending that I saw (the alt. An illustration of a … There are some horror flicks I like more than Noroi, there are some that are scarier, more creative, or whatever. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Blog Archive 2020 (1) February (1) 2019 (2) December (1) July (1) 2018 (2) June (1) April (1) 2016 (4) December (1) November (1) August (1) April (1) 2015 … I like Lake Mungo as well, and having seen it after Noroi, it was interesting to pick up on the similar technique of "something being there in real time" but then replaying, slowing down, and making it abundantly clear.

And Noroi is a tough to find, atypical genre entry, so maybe it will be new for some people. That's it! But I wanted to (attempt to) strike upon something that would be new to some of you. SOME OF THEM OLD, SOME OF THEM NEW, SOME OF THEM HAVE JUST BEEN ON OUR SHELVES FOR YEARS GATHERING DUST, STILL IN CELLOPHANE... J-Horror was particularly popular in the west after a terrifying little movie called Ringu crawled its way out of the TV set and into our nightmares at the end of the 90s. Posted by MiSaNtHrOpE at 10:45 PM. A stellar effort. But the absence of an official release had an unintentional but potent side effect: It allowed Noroi to spread across the internet like an urban legend.

But it took that film to awake the rest of the world up to the fact that they were producing some pretty scary shit over there. How convenient that Marika’s lunch with her mother was being filmed. Most found-footage movies at least try to sneak in a few traditional cinematic building blocks, like character arcs. Although released in Japan back in 2015, it's not been widely available internationally but fortunately Shudder UK is streaming it right now, so I grabbed the chance to finally watch it. Coupled with the fact that most of the early movie sorta plays out like a jumble of jigsaw pieces haphazardly strewn about a table, I can appreciate initial concerns regarding coherence. While I love horror movies, I almost always find myself rolling my eyes at some points (and, lets face it, with some horror movies that's the entire appeal), but Noroi really had me accepting everything (except for a little bit of unrealistic camera work near the end). Your email address will not be published. I know some people don't really care for Japanese horror, but I really think that they make the creepiest and most terrifying films. 'Spoiler Filled' is getting a second home in Japan because we clearly can’t get enough of the place! The video artifacts showing the kagataba mask-things during the Tinman's fit were also pretty cool and well executed. The 'mockumentary' elements (a phrase which I don't despise nearly as much as the podcasters :P) of both movies really served to make the found-footage conceit much more believable and effective overall, and is a very satisfying way to watch a horror movie. Japanese people can make some good scary movie. Cloverfield’s Rob and Beth begin the story by pretending they’re not in love, and confess they love each other just before the bombs start to drop. Newer Post Older Post Home. Man I just watched the movie with my girlfriend and her sister. Some of my favorites: when the sound analyst plays the "crying babies" sound, the Kagutaba ritual- especially the mask, and the lunch scene when Marika is possesed. Podcast - [Episode 34 - Noroi: The Curse] (http://ia601503.us.archive.org/6/items/Episode34NoroiTheCurse/Episode34_NoroiTheCurse.mp3) - ([RSS Feed] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/RedditHorrorClub)). He was far too irritating to be a serious character. Hanzo flipped over McCree's hand, so that it was palm-down on the bed.

Lol As for the little boy: wtf kobyashi adopt him for?

This is the unconventional but successful trick at the heart of Noroi: By refusing to follow the beats and tropes of a normal horror movie, it ends up feeling real. This was a fantastic choice to start off the Halloween season. For the better part of 15 years, Noroi was the subject of only occasional international screenings, and it never got a physical release in the United States. Ring 2, Dark Water, The Grudge, Pulse, Audition, One Missed Call – people lapped these films up and rightly so as most of them were very good (the remakes of these were a but hit and miss though).

Trending. Looks like I saw the version with the alternate ending, not sure how different it is to the original version. In an ideal world, this movie would still be hiding among all the amateur documentaries you can find on YouTube, ready to make anyone who stumbles onto it spend some sleepless nights wondering just how much of it was real. Cassie Randolph Gets Restraining Order Against Her Ex Colton Underwood After Allegedly Harassing And Stalking Her!

But we don’t really learn anything about them, and they don’t change or grow from their encounters with the demon Kagutaba. Demonic possession is a facet that, while it only occurs in a few instances, the overwhelming nature of it is what makes it palpable. I loved all of the game show sequences; those were probably my favourite scenes. As such, I felt as though I was observing his sphere of influence.

Noroi: The Curse is a mockumentary (directed by Koji Shirashi) J-horror about a TV journalist Masafumi Kobayashi who had gone missing at present, leaving behind several video tapes of his unpublished work on his latest (and the last, apparently) paranormal research. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works Main Content; Archive of ... Suna no Noroi ... QueenAshe (queenofdespair) Summary: Gaara is the unwanted, cursed child Rasa regrets having. Apart from me, I'm pretty much smack bang in the middle. The the images were especially creepy... fetus ghosts...geez.

What parts of the movie really started to push you OUT of suspension of disbelief (if any?). Even if the movie didn’t tell you about its closing tragedy in its opening text, it’s obvious that Kobayashi and Matsumoto have walked into a trap they can’t recognize until they’re already caught, and that everyone around them will be dragged in as well. Kudos to the actresses there!

There are a number of quasi-loose ends, like does the cameraman survive, and what happens to Marika, etc., but nothing on the order of massive gaps in logic (given the context) or deus ex machina salvation ("everyone dies").

As for the "mockumentary" or "found footage" aspect, I like that style and it didn't bother me at all. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Noroi: The Curse is freely available on Youtube in its entirety You can view it here Happy belated Halloween! There is one film though that was made during the latter years of this boom that has seemingly flown under the radar a little. I enjoyed Occult a lot as well, very interesting movie. It moved a little slow for me @ first but I liked how it all pieced together in the end. Be the first one to, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Grimm's Movie Reviews. I'll start off by just saying that I really love this movie. This is one of those films that is generally very well regarded by those who have seen it. In that regard, there is no shortage of sights to take in. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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And as a question relating to, what I think, was the most effective part of the film: Did anyone notice any plot holes here? 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