Seance (2000)




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Movie Info

A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost begins to haunt not only Junko but also her husband, Sato (Koji Yakusho).
Art House & International , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Daiei Studios


Koji Yakusho
as Katsuhiko
Jun Fubuki
as Junco
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Critic Reviews for Seance

All Critics (5)

Junko suffers from Lady Macbeth syndrome with a 21st-century careerist twist: Her ambition is strictly for herself, and she'll kill to satisfy it, quickly and coldly.

Full Review… | May 4, 2010
East Bay Express

Under Kurosawa's richly stylized direction it's kept moody, atmospheric and what seems only frivolous entertainment becomes something that's more provocative.

Full Review… | June 29, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A mix of crime drama and psychic mysticism, the film plays like a thriller without many thrills.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

Kurosawa's film is creepy -- the atmosphere is bathed in dread -- but rarely frightening.

Full Review… | May 10, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Its portrait of spiritual estrangement generates profound unease.

Full Review… | November 8, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

Audience Reviews for Seance


Thin.....this movie is just thin.There is no real meat on this carcuss of a film.Should've,could've been more.

bill secor
bill secor

This is a very slow movie. It really didn't have much of a scare factor at all. I mean don't get me wrong. It did have a little girl ghost and a couple other freaky ones, but not enough to give you nightmares. The movie did have a small build up and I was really hoping for a jam packed ending. But at the last 15 minutes of the film, it is as if they just; gave up. I was really confused. I actually found myself rewinding the movie because I thought I missed something. In the end though, the movie was uncomfortably silent in the dialog and story area. I could see this movie being really freaky if they just put it together right. I can't really tell if the cast was decent or not in the fact that their lines were so monotone. I will have to give credit to the little girl though. She had a little creepiness to her.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

Slow, plodding, bland drama with a couple coffee spillers thrown it. Uneven with plot holes (beating a ghost with a stick?), the film comes to an unexpected halt (I think they ran out of film and decided to go with what they had). Don't expect much and you wont be disappointed.

alan jay
alan jay

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