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Ju-On : how scary is it?
Topic by: LizK1
Posted: October 25, 2004 - 2:00 PM PDT
Last Reply: November 3, 2004 - 9:28 PM PST

author topic: Ju-On : how scary is it?
LizK1
post #1  on October 25, 2004 - 2:00 PM PDT  
I really like scary movies, but I am scared very easily and I was wondering how scary is ju-on compared to ringu? Ringu was pretty scary but I dont think it was as scary as The Ring. what are some of the most frightening things in ju-on? I might see it next saturday and I want to be prepared..
sanosukex
post #2  on October 28, 2004 - 4:17 AM PDT  
see my review below
frannieb
post #3  on October 28, 2004 - 7:20 PM PDT  
> On October 25, 2004 - 2:00 PM PDT LizK1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I really like scary movies, but I am scared very easily and I was wondering how scary is ju-on compared to ringu? Ringu was pretty scary but I dont think it was as scary as The Ring. what are some of the most frightening things in ju-on? I might see it next saturday and I want to be prepared..
> ---------------------------------

i think that i still measure how scary something is by the test i used when i was little--if something could really happen to you, then the more scarier it is. like JAWS or ALIENS--i didn't hang out in space or in the ocean in maine, so therefor, these movies weren't that scary.

so in ju-on, the scary stuff is in the shower, in your bed--it freaked me out for days. there was also something about the essentially japanese (which made it new and more scary to me)-ness of the horror. i have never heard anything or anyne make that clicking sound the woman makes, crawling across the floor...which makes it more freaky than some us horror movie convention i have seen a million times.

another thing i would say about the movie is that it was nonlinear and nonnarrative and didn't feel the need to make sense or tie things up at the end. i love that

jross3
post #4  on October 30, 2004 - 10:50 AM PDT  
Awaking the morning after the US theater-release version, I am (presently) unafraid!!
But I was quaking in my boxers last night.
Boogie-boogie-heebie-jeebies! Scariest movie I've seen in a while. And yeah, the scariest thing is that it makes very everyday situations terrifying. Going to the public bathroom just after the movie, I had to stand next to a closed stall, but there didn't seem to be anyone inside. Before: not scary; the door just swung shut. Now: Scary! There's definately a ghost in there. Use the urinal.
My bathroom door is staying closed for a while. Seeing my reflection in the mirror as I pass by is creepy.
Lying in bed, in the dark, hearing all the neat sounds there are to hear at that time of night, not scary at all. Until I close my eyes and see a ghost above my bed. Or under it. Or inside it.

So yeah, this is a scary movie. The scary parts of the movie will really get your fear response working, but the real effects comes afterward. There's a certain commitment involved in enjoying this movie. If you don't want nightmares, you'll have to do what some high-school age kids in my theater did: take some "mood stimulators" and act like this is the stupidest movie you've ever seen. Be sure to laugh whenever you see a ghost.
if you'd rather enjoy the movie, get a dog. Or a lover. Someone or something that will keep you company for at least that first night. just not a cat....
KPman1
post #5  on November 3, 2004 - 6:22 PM PST  
Imagine someone hiding behind a couch and jumping out at you. Well the scary couch person has nothing on Ju-on. Do you know those fake rubber spiders? Ju-on is twice as scary.
SonjaBlue
post #6  on November 3, 2004 - 7:44 PM PST  
jross3 wrote:

>...Seeing my reflection in the mirror as I pass by is creepy.
Lying in bed, in the dark, hearing all the neat sounds there are to hear at that time of night, not scary at all. Until I close my eyes and see a ghost above my bed....<

Thank you for this information, quirky jross3.

Keep an eye open for me on one of your late shifts or nights off...
jross3
post #7  on November 3, 2004 - 8:36 PM PST  
> On November 3, 2004 - 7:44 PM PST SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Keep an eye open for me on one of your late shifts or nights off...
> ---------------------------------

Seeing Sonja on my way home from work, not scary. Ghosts are scary. you'd have to sneak up on me... which is not easy, by the way! Especially now that I've found a bat-repellant keyring! no more bulky pendants for me.
Besides, I've mostly gotten over The Grudge (ha! a pun! Now I say, "I've never been one to hold a grudge anyway!"). For the next few weeks, I should be difficult to frighten. Plus, this whole experience has encouraged me to exorcise a few spirits and establish a spiritual ward around my bedroom... although I wonder if that would have any effect on undead spirits. I'd better go buy some garlic....
SonjaBlue
post #8  on November 3, 2004 - 9:28 PM PST  
jross3 wrote:

> Seeing Sonja on my way home from work, not scary. Ghosts are scary. you'd have to sneak up on me... which is not easy, by the way!<

Why, quirky jross3 -- who said it was me that you had to worry about?

Besides -- not seeing it coming and sneaking up are two entirely different things...


>Especially now that I've found a bat-repellant keyring!<

(Sonja sincerely hopes that quirky jross3 will do more for his safety than trying to sleep with his keys under his pillow. However, the thought of a garlic-phobic Nosferatu recoiling at the sight of it --> "Ack! It burns! It burns..." does amuse her so.) ;)

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