Though I hear a lot of people state that Kayako and Toshio aren't the ghosts of themselves, but just imprints of a curse based upon their emotional state when they died. They're kind of like the shark in Jaws. There is no reason why they hunt or attack, but there's no stopping them when they have a target in their sight.
Yeah, that was kind of the interpretation I put on it too, that the attacks are more reasonless than actually vengeful. I was even wondering by the end if it was some kind of AIDS metaphor.
I guess that's why I was overall a bit disappointed. I like the sort of endings from Suicide Circle or Cure, that present a resolution but ambiguously, so that there's a lot to chew over. Ju-on somehow didn't quite give me that.
That's one of the reasons I adored it, personally. I found the concept of something that uncontrollable and unstoppable chilling.
But if you want a J-horror that will give you somethings to think about after it ends, I suggest you give Pulse a watch. It's probably the bleakest portrayal of an afterlife I've ever seen. Can't really say I enjoyed the movie though, since I felt it left a black stain on my soul. But it was well-made and haunting.
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Post by caucasoididiot on Apr 5, 2011 13:03:41 GMT -5
Thanks, I'll see if I can find that one.
Actually it wasn't so much the nature of the curse in Ju-on that disappointed me, but more its presentation. My initial reaction to the first two was that they were three hours of great middle looking for a beginning and an end.
Have you seen Shimizu's Marebito? The girl in that is probably too old to count as a child, but as a movie I liked the presentation of it much better.
Post by mitchell33 on Jul 24, 2011 14:23:22 GMT -5
i actually didn't think of "Children of the Corn" & when i speak of that i talk about the classic (1984) original NOT the sequels or the remake that they did for tv 2 years ago wasn't it? "Danny" from "The Shining" was a little bit creepy well the original anyways. but he never scared me. i've actually never seen "The Bad Seed" before. "Children of the Dammed" which i can't remember if that was listed or not? had creepy kids in it.