"Juon" is a curse of dead people
which haunts the place where htey used to be when they were
alive. The curse kills new people only to create more "Juons"
An elementary school teacher visits the home of an often absent
student. He finds the home in shambles and student living
alone. Soon, he discovers, the house in inhabited by vengeful
This is the first film in the Juon series
directed by Takashi Shimizu.
First it aired on TV and was such a success that they released
it on DVD. JuOn has spawned four sequels so far, three in
japan and one soon to be released American version."
- from moviesonline
What is it about Asian horror and me??
I just don't seem to get the hype!? What I'll give this one,
as many other Asian horror is it's very different from American/European
horror. It did have a couple effective scenes and it even
made me jump on a couple occasions, but in between these scenes,
I had problems keeping my eyelids open.. Where's the plot?
The way the movie was jumping back and forth in time didn't
work for me at all, it just made me confused. I honestly had
no idea who was killed at any given time, as I had big problems
telling the actors apart. That beeing a big problem mostly
because I didn't feel I got to know the characters at all
before they got killed.. Thus I didn't really care about them
either. As mentioned earlier, there's a few really cool scenes
that saved it from beeing a total piece of crap, but part
from that, I didn't like it at all. Don't think I'll even
bother watching the sequels, prequels(?) and remake(s) of
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Ju-On: The Curse" at: HKDVDStore
(At least I think that's the correct
movie.. I'm having a little bit of a problem telling all these
"curse" and "grudge" movies apart.. The
IMDB link above is the correct one at least)