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Year
1998
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Hideo Nakata
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
43,239
Checks
13,473
Favs
481
Dislikes
94
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. mbkeene's avatar

    mbkeene

    Good mystery movie, I wouldn't really call it a horror film because... it's just not scary. Well-made, thought provoking, tense, strange, entertaining? Yes. Scary? No. 10 years 2 months ago
  2. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    This is the film that basically started the J-Horror craze of the late 90's/early 2000's. I really enjoyed it although the effects were not as great as something that you would see in a Hollywood horror film. At the time of its release it was better than 95 % of the horror junk put out here in the states though. A lot of tension and an interesting ending. It has been too long since I have seen the American remake so I couldn't say which is better. 7 years 9 months ago
  3. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    Classic J-Horror. Subtle tension and atmosphere escalates to a knockout ending, with a much more ambiguous ending than the Americanized remake. The one that started the last great horror movement. 11 years 2 months ago
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