History[ edit ] Shimizu stated in an interview that the inspiration for Ju-On came from his own personal fears as a child, and from a Japanese dance group that would paint their nude bodies white and perform. Shimizu found the performance frightening and decided to "paint [his] ghosts white". He also mentioned that the rise in the number of domestic abuse cases emerging in Japan during production of his previous films gave him ideas about the origins of the story. The first two films in the series were so-called V-Cinema , or direct-to-video releases, but became surprise hits as the result of favorable word of mouth. The titular curse , ju-on, is one which takes on a life of its own and seeks new victims. Anyone who encounters a ghost killed by the curse is killed themselves and the curse is able to be spread to other areas.
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Not scary at all. It was very sad Some scenes made my face pale from emotions the characters felt. Poor Kayako. I can imagine what she felt all her life. I felt exactly the SAME. I understand her hatred because I feel the same.
If dead people can take revenge for real, my soul after death will do the same as Kayako did. I also want to take revenge on so many people who hurt me. So in any cases this book touched my heart. I was reading this book like crazy because I wanted to see how the author and the movie are similar. Very much. I cannot wait when the second book will be translated into English. I so want to read more because this author writes in a very simple sentences, very easy text to read, everything easy to understand and maybe a person who cannot speak English very good, could read this book without problems.
But of course this book is not for children. Too cruel. This is an adult book. They are my favorite horror movies. When I saw Ju On for the first time in my life, I was trying to run through the wall from my room. I was so scared that I put hands on my face and leaned to the wall screaming. But it was for the first time. Later I watched these movies and I just laughed. I had great time reading it and money I paid to get it from USA, was worth it.
Really felt sorry for poor Kayako. The epilogue was very sweet aswell. Highly recommended. May 04, Jackal rated it liked it I was at Half Price books, lounging back and forth across the horror section when I came across this book.
Anyone who comes in contact with this curse dies, and the curse is recreated anew. I was already reading a few other books but this book is a short read with a lot in it. And yeah, this book was pretty disturbing. So if you like horror, I recommend this book completely. There are a series of characters. All in all, I might give it an 3 out of 5 rating. There was nothing really bad about it except some parts were a little repetitive. But the writing is straight to the point enough that you get the idea and you can buzz over some parts.
Ju-on Volume 1
Ju-on : a novel