Noroi: The Curse Review 1

Director: Kôji Shiraishi

Year: 2005

Starring: Jin Muraki, Marika Matsumoto, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Satoru Jitsunashi

Running Time: 115mins

Noroi: The Curse is a found footage investigation into paranormal events in Japan. Masafumi Kobayashi is a paranormal expert who makes documentaries on paranormal activity.

This film starts with Kobayashi having disappeared and his house burnt down which killed his wife. What we are lead into is a series of seemingly unrelated supernatural events but as the investigation digs deeper it shows that the events are indeed connected and, digging deeper still it all links back to a village called Shimokage and a demon called Kagutaba.

During the investigation a girl, Kana, goes missing after she appears on a TV show to test her psychic ability, which she has in abundance. After the disappearance we are lead to a local weirdo Mr Hori, who has strange, overpowering psychic abilities but jabbers like a madman as he is unable to control it.

Noroi is a decent film in the found footage genre, however I didn’t find it too disturbing or scary but is an entertaining investigation.

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Overall Rating:    ½

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