JU-ON: Origins: Season 1 (2020)


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JU-ON: Origins

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 3, 2020
2
Air date: Jul 3, 2020
3
Air date: Jul 3, 2020
4
Air date: Jul 3, 2020
5
Air date: Jul 3, 2020
6
Air date: Jul 3, 2020

Tv Season Info

The legendary horror franchise that is Ju-On is set to once again shake the world as Netflix Japan sets to release its first-ever horror of Netflix Japan Original, "JU-ON: Origins." JU-ON: Origins will focus on the true events of which is the inspiring base of the story. Those are the beginning of the "curse" and give a raw look at the chain of terror that befalls all of those who come into contact with the house.

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Critic Reviews for JU-ON: Origins Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It reminded me why this franchise just won't die, while pointing to what it could look like for the next two decades.

Jul 2, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an odd, not completely unengaging show that tries hard to steer the franchise out of a rut by refusing to regurgitate much of the imagery we've come to associate with it but in its place, there's something of an empty space instead.

Jul 1, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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...you might find yourself annoyed that the story is pretty inscrutable. All this to say I did enjoy JU-ON: Origins...but I wasn't as in love with it as I thought I'd be.

Jul 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The stories told in this series will be intriguing to any horror fan.

Jul 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It makes an earnest attempt at expanding the Ju-On mythology without artlessly rehashing its past successes, but it also feels unmemorable as a result, light on scares and mood, and only intermittently attention-grabbing.

Jul 3, 2020 | Rating: 2.5 | Full Review…

The shorter episode length and six episodes ensured that I was never bored and I think that as long as audiences know to put on their J-Horror hats and focus more on the atmosphere than characters, they'll enjoy the ride.

Jul 2, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

JU-ON: Origins is a phenomenal horror series that captures the essence of the Ju-On franchise while maintaining its own unique...

Jul 1, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Ju-On: Origins' inaugural season reinvigorates the franchise in a thrilling, unexpected way and leaves you eagerly anticipating season two.

Jul 1, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

By focusing on the craft of the horror and the pervasive feeling of dread inside the myth of its cursed house, the show still has enough stuff to give the audience a terrifying nightmare.

Jun 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for JU-ON: Origins: Season 1

  • 7h ago
    Even I was excited when they announced The Grudge American version I never think about it that it will be worst After so many years ... But Ju-on give a hope to us .. to make it better again the franchise shouldn't stop in my way .. After all Ju-on movie's are most unpredictable than others.. but this Series is different from other Ju-on storyline.. it's an origin of the house .. there is no Kayako or toshio it's a big difference and I'm sad .. but still hope for season 2 .. I'm excited so much big fan of Ju-on series since 2007 .. I hope it will not disappoint me again
  • 9h ago
    This was boring. Really boring. I love the original ju on and ringu so I expected a slower paced movie but this was really slow. I don't remember any real scares either. The only frightening scene involved a couple of kids and a camera. That scene was brutal but how the show displayed it was like it was casual. Would not recommend.
  • 2d ago
    Not what I was expecting. I thought it is going to fill with cheap jump scares and the movie's main antagonists are going to kill off characters nobody care for every 5 - 10 minutes. Instead of using jump scares, the show managed to be scary by setting up a consistent creepy atmosphere throughout the entire run of the show. The 3 hours run of the show allows characters in it to be better developed than those in the movies. (The 2000's version of "Ju On" is a decent movie without any character development though) However, this show is not flawless. This show is no lack of questionable character's motivation. Let's not pretend that most horror movies or shows do not have the same issue. Besides that, I must say that this show is not for all horror fans as it is a slow burn and confusing at times. If you don't mind a slow burn, it does its job to be entertaining.
  • 2d ago
    This was pretty good but I found it jumped around too much. I know that was the point but the transitions in the timeline could have been done much better. It's preferable with subtitles as the English dubbing is not great - Netflix needs to work on better dubbing.
  • 2d ago
    O Grito: Origens' frustra as expectativas e entrega uma trama confusa, que troca o terror convencional por uma história enrolada e que nem ao menos provoca nostalgia. De todas as obras dentro do universo da franquia, talvez a série da Netflix seja a que melhor ilustre o desgaste da história e a falta de criatividade dos realizadores de fazer algo diferente. Leia nossa crítica completa em: https://pipocasclub.com.br/2020/07/06/critica-o-grito-origens/
  • 2d ago
    I came across this on Netflix and figured it would be a nice little scary tv show based on The Grudge. But honestly, I was bored for most of it. Yes, there were a few scary scenes and it did have a decent story. But overall, I don't think it was worth my time.
  • 2d ago
    Really? Why is everyone giving this 4 or 5 stars? The first 3 episodes can easily be skipped. Not much but a creepy girl standing behind you. The last 3 episodes are more interestering/bloody/creepier, but I still don't get why everything is happening. People say there are 3 ways to deal with fear: fight, flight or act paralyzed. Japanese horror movies think there is just one: act paralyzed. Like you don't t just let a horror baby crawl into your mouth...
  • 3d ago
    The latest installment in the beloved Japanese horror franchise is a successful prequel for fans and an entertaining entrance for curious Japanese version newcomers.
  • 4d ago
    Even if it doesn't connect to the Ju On movie franchize it still offers a very disturbing and heartbreaking story and how it's all connected to the one victim that started the curse.
  • 6d ago
    While it may not be the prequel to Ju-on we all were hoping for, this short series is a really solid J-horror and somehow captures the unsettling and raw atmosphere of late 90's movies. If you are looking for something that could scratch that ringuesque/ju-onesque itch, you are in right place. The main strength and - at the same time - weakness of Ju-on: Origins is the fact, that its more reimagining of Ju-on, some variation on story, than strict prequel. Familiar elements (like creepy yurei, death rattle or cats) are still there, but in different way, therefore reclaiming once again unfamiliarity - we are no longer safe in warmth and comfort of well known story. This is somehow similar to Ju-on: White Ghost - its different but recognizable. I recommend it to every single J-horror fan, who was starving for last decade. The famine isn't over yet, but we got some delicious meal!

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