4 Even Scared MeNellieboy | 01/12/2007 | See all Nellieboy's reviews (28)Basically, this film is purely designed to scare you. And it does (at least it did with me). The story is just there to try and fill it out.Like many people, I had all but given up on Japanese Horror (J-horror) as they seemed to milk the long hair and white outfit for all it was worth and after Ringu, Ju-On and possibly Dark Water, the "J-Horror" style became stale. That's why, when I bought this DVD, I didn't have high hopes for it. I basically bought it for something to watch only if there was nothing else on :)As it was produced by the same team as the Ju-On film, you can clearly see the "influence" of the Ju-On film (i won't spoil it for you). There are also clear references to the Ringu phenomenon and Dark Water. I even spotted a reference to The Exorcist (that was cool - at least for me).Because it was made by the "Ju-On crew", they seem to have got the art of camera angles and movement down to a tee. This cinematography adds emmensely to the overall effect of the scare factor.There is a possiblility that because I had such low expectations for this film and that I had never even heard of it, I half expected it to be a mere 90mins of pointlessness and because of this, I never expected any of the scares that it gave me. In other words it took me by surprise.The only reason I gave it 4 and not 5, is because of the continuing trend of "J-Horror" ghost imagery and sticking to "what works", otherwise I would've gave this full marks. And that's coming from someone who gave up on "J-Horror".Enjoy!