Double Feature Weekend – Ju-On Black Ghost (2009)

whiteDirector: Mari Asato

Writer: Mari Asato (Screenplay) Takashi Shimizu (Story)

Starring: Koji Seto, Kuniteru Shigeyama, Kana Tsugihara, Ai Kago


Plot: After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Feels Scarier


Story: Ju-On: Back Ghost starts as we meet Tetsuya (Seto) who has been dreaming of his neighbour for years only to find something strange about her. This film continues where White Ghost leads off where we get a series of stories that all pieces together with an even more terrifying version of the vengeance ghost take out the victims in the area.

Ju-On: Black Ghost continues to build on the idea that the first one had with multiple stories all wrapping into one by the final act which works now we know what we are expecting to see. I do feel the ghost presence is a lot scarier this time around as it comes from the shadows more adding the darkness fear to the story. This film isn’t going to make the fans of the original idea happy though because we do have to deal with slight too many characters once more.


Overall: Has good scare points but not enough to make us care about these characters.