Stare (Shirai-san) Reviews

October 23, 2020
Well-made, sufficiently eerie and with a fun spectre in Shirai-san, the film is worth checking out, and is several notches above Hideo Nakata's limp Sadako
July 23, 2020
If you're a fan of Japanese horror, and Japanese ghost stories in particular, then you'll want to give Stare a look.
August 19, 2019
Otsuichi does not stop with the obvious conclusion that cellphones and the internet are bad. Instead, his film pinpoints the omnipresence of meaningless details on social media as the culprit.
August 9, 2019
"Stare mystifies as a chilling, effective J-horror - even with a somewhat stale format."
July 29, 2019
Despite a few minor tweaks, the addition of gore by way of eye trauma, and a modern polish on an old trope, 'Stare' doesn't stray far from the J-horror formula introduced by 'Ringu' two decades ago.
July 25, 2019
Stare has all the makings of an excellent J-horror, even if it does drag in places and reinvents its own rules too many times. It may ultimately only pay off as a minor entry into the genre, but it's an entertaining one all the same.
July 22, 2019
Stare is an excellent example of how keeping it simple lies at the heart of truly effective horror.