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Critic Reviews for Shutter
The jury is out on whether we need another J-horror scare story, but it's not an open-and-shut case. And with the re-make in the works, the file remains open.
Innovative, deeper than the norm and visually striking.
...ultimately comes off as yet another hopelessly derivative and downright interminable Asian creeper...
The latest in the line of hairy hauntings, Shutter, for the most part conforms to expectations, although it has a pay off which lifts it above the pack.
Audience Reviews for Shutter
Had quite big expectations of this film and although it was and enjoyable film, it doesn?t bring anything new to Asian Horror or the Horror genre in general. I also have the remake and it?ll be interesting to compare the two, once I have watched.
A swing and a miss! Completely derivative horse shit. Cool ending, though, and surprisingly solid performances. Too bad it isn't scary, relying heavily on audio cues (some of which are shockingly misused) and falling back on the old, now unscary Asian girl ghost crutch. Shutter is poorly lit and cheap-looking, further undermining the already heavy attempts at creating atmosphere. After seeing something like REC, the amateurish direction behind something like this really shows. Also, Tun is a prick. Completely avoidable. For all the talk of how it was going to put Thai horror on the map, it sure didn't make much of a splash...and for good reason.
Best watched at night with the lights down to get the full effect. There are images here that can SCARE even the most hardened of viewers. Too bad the story is totally ludicrous and unoriginal, otherwise this would have been a great horror movie.