Chô kowai hanashi A: yami no karasu (Cursed) (2004)





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Experience a new fear. Prepare for the unknown... You will see something you will never forget...Nao Shingaki has a part-time job at a mini-mart. Outwardly, it looks like any other mini-mart, but there is something unmistakably abnormal about the place. Inside, the air is choked with vengeful spirits. Outside, thebackyard reeks with a horrible smell. The owner of the mini-mart seems to be overjoyed by the severe injuries sustained by a sales rep for a majorfranchise; while his wife suffers from an unknown madness and spends all of her time staring into the security cameras. Now the spirits have claimed the souls of the night-shift clerk and several customers. Nao is now faced with the task of somehow trying to escape this demonic terror!
Art House & International , Horror
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Surprisingly good low-budget Japanese horror flick about a haunted (cursed) mini-mart and the bad stuff that happens to those that work and shop there. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Does have some really nice creepy sequences. Kind of disconnected, but well done and very creepy at times. [Note to self: it is a bad sign if the cash register at your workplace consistently rings up totals as 666.]

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

Rather pointless, or plotless. It seemed to be weirdness for weirdness' sake, and while that can work for some Japanese horror films (like Kowai Onna) I wasn't really buying it here. It's not bad for a low budget effort, but only having some explanation after an hour of bizzare deaths... well, the deaths get boring if you don't see the point. However, there are good images and ideas within the film, such as the alleyway ghost and the ghost that comes out of the fridge (comedy gold, but also a little creepy), so it's not all bad. I'm just glad I rented it first.

Kylie B
Kylie B

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This Japanese horror flick with a generous helping of comic relief starts with a bang, moves fast, and ends leaving you feeling thoroughly entertained, all in 80 minutes.

Judy Phillips
Judy Phillips

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