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A.k.a.
One Missed Call
Year
2003
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Takashi Miike
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.2
Votes *
13,645
Checks
1,276
Favs
36
Dislikes
23
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:35)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Takashi Miike's take on the haunted electronics subgenre, One Missed Call doesn't really stay in one place the way other death-curse stories do. It starts like a pretty conventional 2000s horror movie, with teens under threat from a time-stamped call that presages their deaths, a fate they can hardly escape, but that's only a third of a movie experience for Miike. He ramps up the tension as the "call chain" gets closer to characters we care about, where the film becomes more of a supernatural thriller, then a detective story, in which the leads try to figure out just what's happening so as the "exorcise" the situation. And finally it returns to horror, but more in line with the creepy ghost tales Japanese cinema has been known for since the 1960s, deconstructing even the gimmick of the haunted phones in its explanation. After The Ring, one might think these kinds of premises ARE a gimmick, but Miike goes further with it than most have. And of course there's his usual brand of disturbing imagery in the mix. 3 years 4 months ago
  2. Stend's avatar

    Stend

    A really good horror movie! I ahve to watch is again soon. Really, really good :) 13 years ago
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