Double Feature Weekend – Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

whiteDirector: Ryuta Miyake

Writer: Ryuta Miyake (Screenplay) Takashi Shimizu (Story)

Starring: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirota Miyakawa, Natsuki Kasa, Akina Minami, Marika Fukunaga, Chie Amemiya, Mihiro

 

Plot: Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Not As Effective

 

Story: Ju-On: White Ghost starts with the first of the series of stories as Fumiya (Suzuki) is delivering a cake to the house being controlled by the Grudge spirit. In our second story, we follow taxi driver Hajime Kashiwagi (Miyakawa) deal with a mysterious passenger in his taxi. This trend continues through the film as we jump into meeting the latest victims with Akane (Minami) who upon using a Ouija board starts to get visions from a mysterious girl that reminds her of her younger self. The stories continue with links to each other as the film unfolds.

Ju-On: White Ghost tries to tell many different stories of people who come face to face with the vengeful spirit but this takes away all of the effects the originals had where we would follow one victim slowly breakdown. The scares are not as effective because we know something is going to happen in every single scene rather than slowly building up and having a calm down scene between the scares.

 

Overall: There just isn’t enough to drag us in this time around.

Rating40

 

 

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