Taboos of Terror 2016: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 150 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Ju-on: The Final Curse

A girl attempts to find her missing sister.

 

Japan
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Animals: 
Cat
Relative: 
Father
Sibling
Dimensional: 
Static
5.04
Come be pale as a ghost!
6
4
7.04
7.04
2
3
4
Photography
Pace
Effects
How can the curse that generated over ten years of horror films be lifted in the sequel of a prequel? We’ve got a serious anachronism, here… Confused? Just wait! You should watch Ju-On: The Beginning of the End before seeing this. This movie uses an embarrassing amount of flashbacks from the previous film to make sure we’re not lost. Fans of the franchise will know where this is going, regardless.
The worst element of Ju-On: The Beginning of the End is present here as well; a daunting investigation on the infamous curse that overexposes a conundrum better left unsolved. Most of us are here for highly imaginative scares, good make-up, creepy sounds and ground-breaking effects. This movie generally prefers dialog, procedurals and twists that aren't twists at all.
The movie is well lit, well shot, well directed and the actors are convincing. Every technical aspect of this production is outstanding, aside the script. The first half of the story is slow, but things fortunately pick up in the second one. Do we eventually reach a previously unmatched apex and a satisfying resolution justifying a title like "The Final Curse"? I won’t spoil it for you…
Alternate Titles: 
Ju-on: Za fainaru
Ju-on: The Final
Ju-on 8
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