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Shutter....the review

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Mar. 23rd, 2008 | 02:09 am
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I love a good "ghost" film. And "Shutter" haunts up a pretty good scare. One thing I have noticed is the increase in Japanese "ghost" films in the mainstream of Hollywood films. Sadly, they all tend to follow the same formula and unless directors start getting creative, may end up becoming outdated.

That being said, "Shutter" is about a pair of Newly weds who end up moving to Japan because the husband has to continue is photography work while they are on their honeymoon. While driving at night, the wife runs over a Japanese woman, but when the couple went to investigate the accident, there was no signs of the body, or anybody, on the road. It was as if the accident triggered the following series of eerie events, particularly related to film and photographs. Will the couple discover the truth behind the haunting revelation?

Simply put, if you enjoyed, "The Grudge" and "The Ring," then this film will not disappoint you in anyway. It follows the simple formula as the previously mentioned films and that is no surprise. While there is a little gore and a ton of "gotcha!" scenes where you find yourself jumping in your seat, there really is nothing "spooktacular" about this film. While I enjoy the Japanese ghost stories, I did not have the same after taste as I did with "The Ring" or "The Grudge." Both films had me on the edge even after the film ended. If you have seen it, please let me know what you thought of it as well. Take care!!!

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Raven Coleslaw

From: pastbad
Date: Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I like J-Horror style. I can never look at pale girls with black hair the same again!

It seems like American movies these days are so unoriginal. Remakes, sequels, ect.

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Mar. 23rd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, sadly, there are. Although, "The Ruins" looks promising. MOre gore than horror (mixed feeling, for me).

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Mar. 24th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
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Well, it follows the same type of "vengeful ghost" plot, so really nothing new there. But it was still enjoyable.

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From: sane_syko
Date: Mar. 24th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
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COOOOOOOOOL....I knew it had to be good if it was by the makers of "The Grudge"....Now I want to see it even more!

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Mar. 24th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
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Please do, then we can compare notes on the film.

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