Shutter (2008)

Masayuki Ochiai directs Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor and Megumi Okina in this American attempt to make a J-Horror.

Yankee newlyweds are haunted by a spirit photography curse after almost knocking down a disappearing girl on a country road in Japan. In some ways this feels ahead of its time with its hamfisted approach to toxic masculinity and gaslighting… but as a genre work it is derivative and ineffective. The only time it is enjoyable is when it is laughably cliched… even those moments are few and far between. One of the most boring things I have watched in a long old time. Not even Pacey Witter can make this endurable.


Perfect Double Bill: The Eye (2008)

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here


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