Shutter!

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    i havent made any post for two years in here...since i left chicago...and now i live in jakarta, indonesia.

    This movie, Shutter, was sooo good and terrifying. Everytime i see a good movie, i always pay htf a visit, to read about people's opinion about this particular movie. I typed "shutter" in the search box ( slowest search applied ) and couldnt find any thread about it.

    Well, THIS MOVIE IS REALLLY REALLLLLLYY GOOD! I thought this was just another "ringu" style horror flick, but it made me jump more than three times in a row. No other movie had done anything like that to me.

    The movie makers really developed cliche ideas into an innovative movie, with a shocking, excellently done, ending. You will see what i mean with the word "innovative" by the end of the movie. I have never seen anything like that before. Caught me off guard.

    This one is in the same league as "A tale of two sisters".

    My top five scarry movies :
    1- Shutter
    2- A tale of two sisters
    3- The sixth sense
    4- The Ring
    5- The Others

    Go watch it guys! You wont regret it.
     
  2. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

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    It is a pretty darn good horror movie. From what I've seen, Thailand doesn't have much use for subtlety in its horror movies - lots of loud noises and obvious jump moments - but the end result is pretty effective.

    Don't know if/when it's going to get any sort of US release. I saw and reviewed it at Fantasia in July, but haven't heard anything about it since.
     
  3. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    I just got this from NicheFlix the other day, but have not had time to watch it. I will post info hopefully this weekend.
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I've had the R3 DVD for some time. A solid horror flick all around. [​IMG]
     
  5. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    Finally got around to watching it. It is BY FAR the best Asian horror movie I have seen. A more "linear" storyline than most of the other Asian films I've seen, which certainly helped. What could have been a "cheap thrills" horror movie is actually a well-done and truly creepy ghost story. With the exception of the "stringy-haired dead girl" that seems to be in EVERY Asian horror movie, I found it original, with some excellent twists and revelations that were totally unexpected. One final note: the camera angles and editing are light years ahead of what I have come to expect in this day-and-age of the "cheap thrills/crappy storyline" studio efforts like "House of Wax", etc. Recommended!

    EDIT: The soundtrack made EXCELLENT use of my 5.1 system...just don't play it TOO lound or the neighbors might complain!
     
  6. Jason Roer

    Jason Roer Supporting Actor

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    For those of us who don't have a nicheflicks account, how can I see this film? I'm doing research into this genre right now and need to view as many as possible. I live in Manhattan, so there has to be a location that would rent flicks from other regions. Any thoughts?

    I'm so mad I missed this at Tribeca last year.

    Cheers,

    Jason
     

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