Written by: BlackDeathDamien
There are so many japanese and asian horror movies that made it's way onto DVD. There have been many of them that have been coming out onto DVD for months and years and have been making a storm into the United States. There are many different kinds of them that range from the sadistic torture kind to the supernatural kind. Well there is a specific one i came across called "Shutter." If you have been following or just starting to find the Asian horror movies that are titled Asia Horror Extreme, this is one of them. If you're not to familiar with this movie, here's a description to it:
A photographer named Tun and his girlfriend, Jane, hit a girl in a car accident and flee the scene. Afterwards, he finds mysterious shadows in his pictures and the couple is systematically haunted by the ghost of the girl. They soon learn that they cannot escape their pasts when the relationships between the girl they hit, Tun, and his friends us revealed. When it comes to the actors and actresses, they do a superb job. With the certain scenes that each one deals with, they make their performance believeable. The actors and actresses took their jobs serious to get that full on treatment to make all the audience members feel the whole entire frightness that they go through.
Out of all the special FX used in this, it only comes when the pictures of the spirits are in it and also the spirits in the pictures appear out of no where, like in Pulse and Ju-On. There isn't any of it over used to much like in most movies. But the special FX come in at the right moment within the movies. The director did an exceptionally great job. He makes you feel at many times as what in the world is going on at many points. He takes the right directions in making the right judgements to get that feel in what would make the audience jump.
Now when it comes to the camera work, once again there isn't that shakiness and fast moving angles where they would make you naucious. The cameraman creates the angles at a good pace especially the right ones when it comes to the spirit appearing in the specific scenes. He gets the right feel for when and supernatural sense and feel as Ju-On and Pulse had.
With the sound fx, it's used just right. It's not used way to much and used in the right places to make the movie more frightening. Especially used for the ghost. When it comes to the music, there isn't that much used. But when it is, it's used in the right moments of the movies and especially when it comes to the parts where something is about to happen.
Overall, if you enjoy asian horror movies and the supernatural kind, you will enjoy this. This has the same elements to it as Pulse, Ju-On, and Ringu. I know with the description it sounds like it's not going to be that good and boring, but you will enjoy this from start to finish and maybe with a couple of jumps here and there. So be sure to turn off the lights, with no one around, and enjoy.