Rinne (Reincarnation)


Rinne (Reincarnation)

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Grudge director Takeshi Shimizu returns to tell this tale of a film crew that descends upon a hotel that was once the scene of a vicious killing spree, only to find that the horrors of the past have a malevolent means of manifesting themselves in the present. Years after a professor slaughtered his wife, his young daughter, and nine hotel guests at the Ono Kanko just north of Tokyo, horror filmmaker Ikuo Matsumara (Kippei Shiina) and his crew prepare to make a movie about the murders. As pre-production on the film gets underway, the lead actress experiences a vivid vision of the murders and is shocked to awaken in the very room where the body of the professor's daughter was discovered. In her vision, the actress watched helplessly as the professor sadistically captures the final moments of his victims on film. When the actress finds the very same camera she saw the professor using in her vision and the cast members begin dying in the same manner as their real-life counterparts, it begins to appear as if the mad professor has returned from beyond the grave to ensure that his dark story never makes it to the silver screen.

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Boro Yukadinovic
as Nagisa Sugiura
as Nagisa Sugiura
as Yayoi Kinoshita
Kippei Shiina
as Ikuo Matsumara
Tetta Sugimoto
as Tadashi Murakawa
Marika Matsumoto
as Yuka Morita
Shun Oguri
as Kazuya Onishi
Atsushi Haruta
as Norihasa Omori
Miki Sanjo
as Ayumi Omori
Mao Sasaki
as Chisato
Takako Fuji
as Hotel Maid
Taro Suwa
as Projectionist
Yasutoki Furuya
as Atsushi Ozawa
Hiroto Ito
as Yuya Omori
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  • Takes too many liberties with the meaning of reincarnation--making it into a gross literal reality.

    Oct 15, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Shimizu's prodigious talent as a scare-master are still on display, so the film features a handful of virtuoso sequences.

    Jul 12, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Sem conseguir criar o clima de inquietação exigido pelo roteiro, Shimizu não percebe sequer a falta de personalidade da fotografia de seu filme, comprovando mesmo ser um sub-Hideo Nakata.

    Jun 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Rinne (Reincarnation)


Can be confusing if you don't pay attention, but some real scares in this one. I jumped a few times! Japanese horrors with creepy ass kids and spooky looking dolls. Really not a combination that can be beaten. I didn't guess the twist at the end at all.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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No perfect...but one of the best that I've seen from the "Films To DIe For" series.

Robert C
Robert C

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An actress is haunted by visions of a young girl, then finds herself cast in the role of the real-life murder victim who is haunting her. Atmospheric J-horror that plays out like a subtler version of THE SHINING.

Greg S
Greg S

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On the whole, I think the best American directors are more talented than the best Japanese ones, but Japanese directors know how to make more out of less. Their movies have, on average, one-tenth of the budgets of American movies, and yet they still pull the strings together with alarming competence. I say this because Reincarnation is of surprising quality for one of these After Dark horror turd-heaps - without having seen the other seven, I'm pretty sure this will be the best of them. And hell, it's not even that great, with a murky plot and recycled scare tactics. There are a few neat shocks and occasional fancy camera tricks, but the movie is just underwhelming...especially the human aspect. The performances are underwhelming and the characters are sloppy and unsympathetic - Reincarnation spent so much time repeating its plot and trying to force it to make sense that it didn't bother to develop decent characters. I don't recommend this. It's not atrocious, but it bodes ill for the Horrorfest catalogue.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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