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Paranormal Effect (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 12 January 2010 (USA)
Visiting her native Japan with her American boyfriend Darren, Reiko is disappointed to see him spend most of his time filming local stereotypes. Already upset, Reiko draws the line when ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ryuichi Asano, Teruo Ito

Writer:

Hideo Sakamoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sayaka Kunii Sayaka Kunii ... Sayaka
Darren McIntyre Darren McIntyre ... Darren
Mirei Yamagata Mirei Yamagata ... Reiko
Wani Yoshimoto Wani Yoshimoto ... The priest

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Visiting her native Japan with her American boyfriend Darren, Reiko is disappointed to see him spend most of his time filming local stereotypes. Already upset, Reiko draws the line when Darren walks into a forbidden cave, which, according to local beliefs, enshrines Shinto gods since the dawn of time. From then, Reiko and Darren start witnessing strange things happening around them, some of which they manage to catch on camera. Will they have time to understand what is upon them before it is too late? Written by Anonymous

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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More guts than Paranormal Activity !
18 March 2010 | by edmond_henriSee all my reviews

I do not know if it's the fact that the movie takes place in Japan, and that Japanese filmmakers have already frightened the whole planet with The Ring franchise or The Grudge franchise, or if it's the fact that this country seem completely haunted, but even some critics will say that this film is a rip-off of Paranormal Activity, this "Effect" provokes much more shivers than the American version. I really miss Japanese horror films, I want to see more, and I want to see more from his two directors who while staying in a certain tradition, and while using a realistic approach, manage here to renew Japanase ghost's movie (here, no oily hair, just goose-flesh).


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

12 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-So See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Simius Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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