Marebito Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 15754

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 12

Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2005

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Actors: Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa, Shun Sugata

Plot: A fear-obsessed cameraman returns to the scene of a suicide and discovers a door to a cavernous world where he brings back a mute, beautiful girl. As the days go by, however, he may get his wish and discover true fear. -- Chris Kavan

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Tjommi - wrote on 09/03/2011

Marebito is a wonderful weird drama with horror elements in it. It got the documentary feel to it as the lead actor record everything he experience on his camera, but what this movie does right and so many others do wrong, is that when necessary the camera use change to “normal”. The special effects in this movie were modest but well used. The strength of this movie is the story. It’s dark and it’s nasty, but it’s told well. As in most Japanese movies in this genre the protagonist make pretty much every decision opposite of what normal functioning human beings would, but that comes with the territory.

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Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011

At first sight this Japanese chiller had a familiar ring to it: the beautiful girl with long, lank hair and the ominous, rumbling soundtrack suggested a derivative work. This is misleading, though, even when Kubrick's The Shining reveals itself to be an influence. There's an interesting reference to Herzog's Kasper Hauser, too. Despite it's sources, it manages to be a film of some originality and can be recommended to fans of the genre.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/17/2007

While not as fear-inducing as some other J-horror, Marebito still has moments of creepiness and even gives a tilt of the hat to Lovecraft. Was expecting a bit more chills for a film that basically deals with fear, but its a decent scare.

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