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Marebito * Takashi Shimizu (2005)

marebitoIt had been a while since I saw a Jap-horror. This older film of the praised director of “Ju-On” and “The Grudge” is not really in the popular style of “Ju-On” or “Ringu”, but obviously a Jap-horror. A man wants to know what death-fear is and investigating his subject sinks away in the depths of his own mind. “Marebito” has a thick layer of fantasy, but of a very dark kind. The film has some quite bloody scenes which explains the 16+ rating, but it has another kind of atmosphere than the popular films, more of a mysterious fantasy kind of atmosphere. The film is not a masterpiece, but a nice watch nonetheless.

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