If you’re a fan of asian movies then you probably are also a fan of horror, films like this gather fanatics from all over the world to finally get scared but some of them are a complete disappointment, I still can’t find what is it that scares people the most, for me is the idea that supernatural horrifying stuff could actually happen, but I think it works on a very subjective level.
I have to say in this case I jumped from my bed a couple of times, and one thing that made me get involved with the story was the fact of energies rolling up and down without people noticing it might actually be happening at anyone’s home.
I would have thought nobody could get scared from a bumping tennis ball! Well I did, and I also got a little influenced by the ideas just because of the way the movie is filmed. Sadly, everything went well until I saw the ghost, even tho it was really out of the ordinary, it completely crushed my emotions when I saw it.
Don’t go away yet, because not everything was lost, unlike other horror movies the story got stronger after knowing the origin of the supernatural happenings and in the end we’re left with the feeling that we have been shaken.
In order to become more popular three actresses get to star into a reality show that will broadcast videos from houses and places that are said to be haunted. In the progress they will find themselves at a house where a mother and a daughter are having a difficult time dealing with a really strong supernatural activity and even be influenced by its power.
They will have to take part in a cult in order to unravel the mystery but this procedure is extremely risky for everyone that witnesses it.
Starring Cult 2013
Yu Abiru (Snakes and Earrings, Tomie vs Tomie, Koibone) as herself.
Mayuko Iwasa (Keiji no Manazashi, Passion, Shinobido) as herself.
Mari Iriki (Lucky Seven, Goose Bumps The Movie, Goldfish in Sea) as herself.
Ryosuke Miura (Nodame Cantabile in Europe, Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc, Beck) as NEO.
Actresses use their actual names in the movie, that fact brings the script a little closer to reality, there’s also the way of filming even tho it isn’t the first with hand-held camera (who could have forgotten The Blair Witch), I think it’s a central point in its effectiveness.
There’s this thing about being an expert watcher of horror movies, which I am not, I get scared easily, but if you are used to them well maybe it will feel funny at some parts or not so strong. For me it was an effective horror movie that could have been better but it got the job done.