Ju-on: Old Lady in White

Ju-on: Old Lady in White (2009)

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At a certain house, a son brutally and methodically murders all five of his family members after failing the bar exam. He then hangs himself, leaving behind a cassette recorder at the scene on which he can be heard saying, "Go... Go now." in unison with a strange female voice. That voice belongs to a victim of the family massacre, the elementary school best friend of teenager Akane (Minami). When the two read morewere young they wore yellow hats and red satchels to school. Akane, who has a strong sense of the supernatural, soon begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing a yellow hat and red satchel. --asianmediawiki

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amyboomerang
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Oct 30, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I confess, this is my favorite of the Ju-on films. In general, I found the plot most cohesive and comprehensible in the Black/White films, and I found this plot the most interesting. It is the only one of the Grudge films which has actually caused me to jump.

This film is pretty dark, but that should be expected from a film of this genre. What some viewers may not be used to read more is the lack of chronology in the story telling. If you don't do a good job with keeping the sequence of events straight, and especially if you can't keep the names straight, this film is going to be very frustrating to watch. It jumps between character stories and time periods rapidly for effect.

By in large, when it comes to themes this Ju-on takes the cake, in my opinion. Sexually abused children, family massacre-suicides, psychological disorders, family secrets, and of course, revenge, are all locked up in this rather short film.

I would definitely be willing to watch this one again, preferably with a large group of friends who had never seen it before in the pitch black. This being said, there is a chance that many viewers will find this film confusing or unnecessarily roundabout. If you enjoyed the other Ju-on films, I would at least suggest giving this one a try.
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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Jun 27, 2009
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 1 min.

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    6.9 (scored by 284 users)
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