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#POCtober: Watch Kôji Shiraishi's "The Curse" (ノロイ Noroi)

A true cut above most found footage horror, Kôji Shiraishi’s 2005 opus “The Curse” is unique for its excellent writing and acting. Shiraishi’s unironic embrace of documentary style lends itself easily to a horror narrative that is both lengthy and complex. 30 more words


Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Country: Japan

Director: Koji Shiraishi

Main Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto, Kei Matsubara, Makoto Inamori

Storyline: A filmmaker explores the supernatural and stumbles upon a series of incidents surrounding a demon known as kagutaba… 378 more words


Dark Water (2002)

Dark Water (2002)

Country:  Japan

Director:  Hideo Nakata

Main Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi

Storyline:  A single mother and her child move into a new apartment that is haunted by permeated water. 285 more words

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Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Kōji Shiraishi’s Noroi: The Curse is a damn good example of J-horror done right. It ambles down the “found footage” road, but it also presents itself as a documentary – the last work of filmmaker and paranormal investigator Masafumi Kobayashi (Jin Muraki). 489 more words