Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.
Decent J-Horror remake.
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After Gore Verbinski's 2002 remake of 'The Ring' this is probably the best J-Horror remake of recent years. The film is more or less a scene for scene remake of Takashi Shimizu's original film and though Michelle Geller is a lightweight as ever, the actual film is pretty good.
This is quite a scary film, but not as amazing as the DVD extras would have you believe. Not quite enough background to the characters but the plot is quite clever. Like the way it moves backwards and forwards in time. Mabee the Japanese version is better than this Americanised one - hard to believe it would work if the cast and crew are speaking 2 diffferent languages.