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Occult (2009)

Okaruto (original title)
Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.

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Kôji Shiraishi

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Kôji Shiraishi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mika Azuma Mika Azuma
Horiken Horiken
Kôen Kondô
Shinobu Kuribayashi Shinobu Kuribayashi ... Assistant director
Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Takashi Nomura Takashi Nomura
Kôji Shiraishi Kôji Shiraishi ... Director
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki
Akira Takatsuki Akira Takatsuki ... Akira Wakatsuki
Shôhei Uno Shôhei Uno
Peko Watanabe Peko Watanabe ... Herself
Yumi Yoshiyuki Yumi Yoshiyuki
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Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unidentified See more »

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Good, but no Noroi
9 September 2016 | by grey1066See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film which, as many reviewers have already said, is of the Noroi "POV" variety, shot on hand-held cameras. I adored Noroi which I think is one of the best horror films ever made, which makes for a bad comparison with this film. The characters are interesting and kept me guessing, which is a definite plus, since most of the movie is from their point of view (i.e. their camera). The bad special effects some have spoken of are short and, while yes they are quite bad, really only serve to drive home the end scene; could've been done better, but you still get the point.

Sum up: Taken on its own, "Occult" is a good POV film, but it pales in comparison to many of its precursors. It's definitely worth at least one watch.


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