Jealous of his wife’s love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are disappearing.
I thought this movie was great because of the storyline, when explaining about the Saeki family. The weirdest thing was seeing the movie being broken down into so many different segment. It seems a little confusing, at first, but when you finish watching the movie, it fits together like a puzzle. I thought Takashi Shimizu did an excellent job, at doing this, because it leaves the person watching the movie wanting to see more and keeps the viewer entertained, with each person’s story.
The Curse does have a few scary moments but not many. The movie seemed more creepy and disturbing, more than being scary, in my opinion. Though, there is a pretty gory scene, where the girl, Kanna, was walking up the steps dripping blood everywhere. When she turned around and was missing her jaw, I thought that was probably the most original scene I have ever saw, excluding zombie type movies. I love how the Japanese use their imaginations, with movies, more than the Americans. I guess it’s because everyone in Hollywood wants to make the same types of movies all the time. Plus, all of their sequels to any hit movie. Also, the Americans seem to focus more around special effects and CGI graphics, more than actually trying to scare the viewer.
Anyways, the movie seemed kind of like a low budget movie, from how it was filmed. The acting was pretty good, though. I didn’t have any complaints about anyone, with their character roles.
If you enjoy J-Horror movies, especially ones like Ringu, Ichi The Killer, Audition, and Ju-On: The Grudge, then you’ll enjoy this movie, as well. If you don’t like reading subtitles, then you probably won’t enjoy this movie and should stick to the lame remakes.
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