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The thing that I noticed about halfway into the movie is that it's different from a lot of other Japanese horror films released here in the US. I was so used to seeing ghosts with long dark hair and straight forward over the top blood and gore violence. Pray is different, it really plays out more like a psychological thriller and mystery. The film does feature ghosts but there is much more to it. The film has no humor and it plays out like one giant mystery as you try to figure out some of these characters. From the beginning you're unaware of what's going to happen and you're just not too sure about the characters in the film. Pray is one of those movies that you really have to sit down and pay attention to.Read more ›
Moreover, Mitsuru and Maki have acquaintances in this caper who are about to join them. ALL of the antagonists in this film were horrible. First, their acting was questionable, and the script just went right out the door the minute the other friends entered the film. This was not a very good horror film. Yes, it had potential, but like so many horror films, it takes a detour off into a boring mess of a film. One of the highlights for me was the parents of the missing child who have been waiting for the police to find their child, as she has been missing for a year. The mother and father go to see a spiritualist named Tazuko Aoyanagi, who tells them what has happened to their child, and where she can be found.
The mother believes her daughter is dead, while the father believes her to be alive. The film, oddly enough, is actually two horror films in one. There are two narratives going on at once. One dealing with Mitsuru and his past links to this elementary school, where a tragedy occurred many years ago, and the other one with the missing child.Read more ›
Pray has ridden the coattails of this Japanese horror fervor, which it absolutely doesn't deserve. This is one BAD movie. I have no idea if people awarding this movie 4 or 5 stars are just being pretentious pseudo-intellectuals, but I cannot imagine anyone who appreciates cinema not being horrified at how bad this film really is.
First off, while Pray fancies itself a horror movie, there really is no horror in it. Usually, horror movies have to have at least ONE scary or unsettling moment. Perhaps one split second of Pray qualifies as 'horror'(and I'm being generous here), the rest of it is an INCREDIBLY boring and illogical mess. The boring part is because nothing really happens for 3/4 of the movie. When I say nothing, I mean NOTHING. On top of that, the last 1/4 of the movie has the only real happenings in the film- AND THOSE HAPPENINGS ARE BORING TOO. Make no mistake, this is not a 'psychological' horror film- this is just a very BAD and boring "horror" film. Now, on to the illogical part.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pray was an interesting take on a J-Horror ghost story, but it wasn't without it's flaws.
The film is centered around the idea of two kidnappers Mitsuru and Maki,... Read more
one special item, is recommended for any collector should not miss in any collection, really worth to buy it, I give it 5 starsPublished on April 18, 2013 by Carlos
PRAY is another ghost story from Japan, and as such, will inevitably be compared to other, superior films (RINGU, JU-ON, PULSE, etc.). Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
Pray seems to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, it's a somewhat interesting story of guilt and forgiveness. Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by Amazon Customer
If you have seen many horror movies and know in your sense what is the type of "horror" you want to see, then "Pray" is not for you. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by Crysannia
The main difference between horror films in the U.S. and Japan is the tension. American horror films, for the most part, rely on shock value and special effects, while most... Read morePublished on July 16, 2007 by BAMADAN