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The Crone (2013)

Kôsoku bâba (original title)
The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta's Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi's Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol ... See full summary »

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Eisuke Naitô

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Eisuke Naitô (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Honoka Miki
Shiori Kitayama Shiori Kitayama
Kaoru Gotô Kaoru Gotô
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aimi Nakamura Aimi Nakamura
Yoshinori Okada
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The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta's Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi's Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called "Jersey Girl". One day they're invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they'll visit an abandoned nursing home in the mountains to see which one of them is the bravest and document their experiences. However, as soon as the girls arrive, they begin to to have strange paranormal experiences. Before long, they begin to turn on each other as the stress of the situation overtakes them. Written by Tom

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Japan | Hong Kong

Language:

Japanese

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27 July 2013 (Japan) See more »

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Deliciously entertaining, despite its incompetence
5 January 2014 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

Note: Check me out as the "Asian Movie Enthusiast" on YouTube, where I review tons of Asian movies.

Wow. A film like this comes along only once in a blue moon. You know what I'm talking about. A film so stupid, yet so deliciously entertaining at the very same time. There's a certain charm and creativity present.

The Crone (2013) (Japanese Horror) – Three amateur pop singers are cursed by an old crone (with a white afro) who can move at super fast speeds! This is one of those B-grade "spooky stupid" horror films that somehow creates entertaining moments even when it fails miserably at scaring the viewer. Kinda hard to explain, but this is an absolute riot if you're in the right mood. (I was in gut-wrenching laughter!) Storytelling is thin, so the film moves very quickly and basically consists of horror sequences and little else. The good thing is that there are only a few jump scares, so there is some genuine creativity on display. This is a winner, despite its own incompetence. Alcohol consumption will help greatly. Don't watch the trailer because it will spoil some of the surprises.

I can't even think of a rating right now. In terms of overall quality, it's like a 3/10. But in terms of entertainment value, it's more like a 7/10 . . . at least. Screw it. I'm rounding up to 8/10.


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