Representing the third J-Horror release, this terrifying ghost story from the director of the critically acclaimed Grudge is yet another high calibre instalment. In a film that merges stories from past and present, a young actress gets a role in a new film that is based on a series of horrific murders committed in the 1970s. During pre-production she appears to experience the murders as though they are happening around her, resulting in the discovery of an 8mm camera that she consequently has developed, with terrifying consequences. A supernatural whodunnit that's handled with real style. One of the year's most atmospheric and involving mysteries that has put Japanese horror firmly back on the map.
- Reincarnation review by Jawbreaker
This is very much by-the-numbers J-Horror, with Shimizu relying on the same tricks as before. Following the film within a film aspect, it does possess a creepy atmosphere when things really start to get interesting with 20 minutes left. Before that like similar Asian horrors it lulls you into a false sense of security. The twist is ok, but in this genre The Ring and Dark Water remain supreme.