Shutter (Unrated) [Blu-ray]
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After reading said reviews, I was somewhat discouraged and thought renting might be a better idea. Since I knew I would at least enjoy the location shots in Japan, renting wouldn't be a waste.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed this movie. It may well have some minor plot flaws, but what movie doesn't? All in all, I found it intriguing and pretty well-paced. To me it was as much a mystery as a horror flick. Having both those elements is what maintained my interest.
I've never seen the original Thai movie; however, now I intend to buy both versions. Even my husband and daughter liked it!
Maybe this movie isn't one everyone enjoyed, but sometimes it's a good idea to check it out for yourself.
I really didn't have high hopes for this, but it turned out better than I thought. Its biggest weakness was that it took quite a while to get going, quite a while to start distinguishing itself from movies like the "Grudge" series, but once it did, it became highly effective.
It focuses on a newly married American couple (played by Joshua Jackson and Rachel Taylor) who move to Japan, where the husband has landed a job with a high-profile photography agency. It's actually a return for him, having worked there previously, and the first time for Taylor. Shortly after arriving they're in a car accident in which Jane (Taylor) thinks they've struck a woman, who Ben (Jackson) has no recollection of seeing; police and paramedics who arrive on the scene can find no trace that this woman ever existed either. Jane reluctantly accepts the theory that maybe she imagined the woman, but shortly thereafter, images begin to turn up in photographs Ben takes, and Jane becomes convinced the woman is haunting them. This leads into the whole world of spirit photography, a phenomena by where ghosts and glimpses of other worlds are said to be occasionally (and often inadvertently) captured on film.
The movie manages to tap into a different kind of scariness, in that it's one of the few examples of a successful 'melancholy' horror film.Read more ›
Scare meter 0/3
Tries hard to bring you in, but never does.
Might of been more worthy if it was before the digital age of cameras.
Polaroid is bringing the dead images, but do you really want to see the dead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One word: boring! No jump scares, characters you could care less about,Published 1 month ago by Jason Gregory
Took a long time to be scary and the scary scenes were so mild it didn't feel nearly as intense as acted out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ikiyou
The overall story was pretty good but I think it could have been made scarier. The scenes with the ghost were only slightly frightening. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edna
Excellent movie. Just plain scary!! Twists, turns and great back story!!Published 4 months ago by H. Roye
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