A man named Peter Kirk
(Bill Pullman) wakes up in the morning
and commits suicide by jumping off the
deck from his building witnessed by his
wife Maria (Rosa Blasi) in Japan.
Later on a nurse from the U.S. named
Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) works
in the city of Tokyo.
She experiences a number of deaths and
then witnesses a strange ghost to where
she was living at which she is sent to
After she awakens she tries to find out
about what is causing these supernatural
powers that these people are dying from
as a well as getting posessed by these
supernatural spirits as they are creating
a chain of deaths to each resident in the
She goes to the aid of Maria as she tells
her that her husbands death wasn't
necassarily a suicide and needs
information on him.
A remake of a
Japanese foreign film titled
Ju-On but made in much better
style and terror too which Ju-On
was made on an affordable budget which
didn't deliver much scares.
story makes you wonder who's behind this
madness and why it's all happening.
Some scenes are very disturbing too and
would easily be a classic horror film.
The acting is
terrific with lots of talented
celebirites involved in the film as well
as Japanese locals too who do well.
Sarah Michelle Gellar delivers a
great action performance in her role
proving she can pull off her Buffy
Jason Behr is wonderful
portraying Sarah's boyfriend
proving to be a faithful o0ne to her.
Bill Pullman is great as a
concerned man to a child and shows alot
of character to his part.
Of course we have a supporting role by
cult item Ted Raimi who is
humouress in his role as he usually is in
Local actor Ryo Ishibashi
is very strong with his role as a local
detecitve in the film.
A woman's jaw is
torn off her mouth.
Takashi Shimizu is
perfect with his work in this film as he
knows how to make you cringe wondering
why the madness of these supernatural
The beginning of this film for sure
leaves you a great impression when he
directs Pullman jumping off his
balcony like he's just doing a normal
routine with his life. What a shocker.
Also there's an effective scene when a
family member performs like she's having
a seizure which will boggle you too.
Then there's a great reaction with Ted
Raimi when he sees the jaw torn off
a local residents mouth which was played
by Yoko Maki and even with her
back turned and she's limping drawing
blood on the floor makes you wonder what
she's hiding too.
There's a terrific moment when Gellar
and Behr are having a
conversation about what she experiences
and then she sees a hallucination of a
ghost through the bus window
He also directs a dialogue scene between Gellar
and Rosa Blasi marvellously when
Gellar's character tries to confront
Blasi about the suicide of her
husband and Blasi just acts
shaken up and disturbed about the whole
Then there's great reactuions with Gellar
when she is in the house with
Pullman but Gellar is invisible to
him which is another great moment as they
show it looks very realistic.
KaDee Strickland is great when she
experiences a haunting in her bed as it
keeps you in suspense.
We have terrific composing Christopher
Young with his sharp violing playing
and booming sounds bringing the terror
for the scenery involved.
Kirk: Good morning. Peter, are you
[Peter looks briefly at Maria]
Peter Kirk: You're up early today.
[Peter dives off the balcony]