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      Takashi Shimizu

      Takashi Shimizu

      Highest Rated: 91% Eureka (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 12% The Grudge 2 (2006)

      Birthday: Jul 27, 1972

      Birthplace: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

      For Japanese horror director Takashi Shimizu, it all began at the Film School of Tokyo. Under the tutelage of teacher and fellow genre filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa, he learned many of the techniques that he would go on to later apply in his thriller series of "Ju-On" films. The first two movies actually went straight to video in 2000, but thanks to their growing popularity as cult films, Shimizu was able to make the next entry as a full-fledged theatrical release in 2003. The 2003 film spawned a Japanese sequel and also attracted the attention of Hollywood as part of a great movement by the studios towards practitioners of Asian horror cinema. Translated literally as "The Grudge," the 2004 English language remake annexed portions from a number of the different Japanese films and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. Shimizu directed the 2006 Hollywood horror sequel "The Grudge 2," which added a character player by Amber Tamblyn, before handing the directing reins on 2009's "The Grudge 3" to Toby Wilkins. Following his prodigious "Ju-On" and "Grudge" films output, Shimizu began dabbling in 3-D Japanese entries with the 2009 thriller "The Shock Labyrinth" and the 2011 horror film "Rabbit Horror."

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      20% 38% Homunculus Director - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suicide Forest Village Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2021
      50% 50% Howling Village Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2019
      43% 46% Resident Evil: Vendetta Executive Producer - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Curse (Kodomo tsukai) Director - 2017
      48% 27% Sadako vs. Kayako Screenwriter - 2016
      No Score Yet 52% Kiki's Delivery Service Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 7500 Director - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kataribe Producer - 2014
      65% 57% Rigor Mortis Producer - 2013
      No Score Yet 26% Tormented Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2011
      No Score Yet 57% Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl Chinese Professor (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 18% The Shock Labyrinth Director - 2009
      No Score Yet 25% The Grudge: White Ghost/Black Ghost Writer - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Girls Want Director,
      Producer
      - 2009
      80% 47% Ten Nights of Dreams Writer - 2006
      12% 40% The Grudge 2 Director,
      Writer
      $39.1M 2006
      No Score Yet 62% Reincarnation Director - 2005
      38% 50% The Stranger From Afar Director $13.9K 2004
      40% 46% The Grudge Director,
      Writer
      $110.2M 2004
      56% 69% Ju-on: The Grudge 2 Director,
      Writer
      - 2003
      No Score Yet 63% Ju-on: The Grudge Director,
      Screenwriter
      $325.7K 2003
      No Score Yet 28% Alter Ego Producer - 2002
      No Score Yet 27% Tomie: Re-birth Director - 2001
      91% 91% Eureka Production Design $46.6K 2000
      57% 54% Godzilla 2000 Art Director $10.0M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ju-on: The Curse 2 Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2000
      64% 66% Ju-on: The Curse Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2000