In some instances the original Japanese directors were brought in to helm their own remakes or remake-sequels and – shockingly (! The fad faded and J-Horror is on the backburner once more but now, fifteen or so years later, the impact of those most celebrated pictures has not lessened.Dark Water is one that managed to slip by me all those years ago, though I did catch the Jennifer Connelly-led remake (most of it, at least) from 2005 and was thoroughly underwhelmed.There were almost too many titles to keep up with, but films like Ringu (1998), Ju-On: The Grudge (2002), and Dark Water (2002) were among those singled out as particularly effective.
Kururugi Yuni (Nana Komatsu) is a high school prodigy who has a difficult time expressing herself.
And whilst having top grades in all her subjects, she isn't doing so well in English and so her English class teacher, Haruka Sakurai (Tomohisa Yamashita) gives her temporary private one on one English lessons.
Although she claims to be past those problems the divorce, child care, moving into a moldy unit, and beginning a new career are clearly taking a toll on her ability to function.
Worse still, the apartment above hers is causing water to leak from the ceiling…
When a co-teacher introduces Mirei to Sakurai, Sakurai is surprised to see his childhood friend again.
Mirei tells Sakurai what she saw and that she still has feelings for him.
Remember all that excitement around the early aughts, when J-Horror exploded into a phenomenon?
Asia had been producing eerie, weird, and personal horror films for decades but the ease of dissemination via DVD – championed by the efforts of Tartan, when they were at their peak – ushered in a wave of foreign horror the likes of which hasn’t really been seen since.
It's January 7, just right after the New Year begins.
Make up classes are being held for students that aren't keeping up with their daily studies.
But when the guardian of Yuni who is also the schools maths teacher, Kazuma Akechi (Arai Hirofumi), notices the differences in Yuni's behaviour, he decideds to put a stop to the tutoring.