Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kôrei (2000) aka Seance

3.5 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Written by: Mark McShane, Tetsuya Onishi
Actors include: Koji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Length: 118 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: Japan

This is one of those films which is really stylishly and beautifully shot, and it's all in subtilty and cinematography. It's rather slow moving, but the story is a clear one. A strange couple accidentally end up with a kidnapped girl on their hands who dies because of their neglect. She then spends the rest of the film turning up everywhere and haunting them. It's really really slow though I warn you, and although it's got the elements of horror it's not exactly a "horror" film. It's pretty much bloodless and well not much ever really happens but it's effective all the same.

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