BLOODY NOTE: Normally I would review each of these hour long films separately, but the consistency that they display between the two a lots them the same rating. They have the same strengths/pitfalls and any differences will be mentioned in the review. So don't flack me for it.
It might surprise some of you to know that the massively successful "Ju-On" series originally received its start on television and despite two great theatrically released films and a series of remakes for the US under "The Grudge", it was only fitting for the franchise to celebrate its 10th anniversary by heading back to where it started. Thusly, we were given two short films under the "Ju-On" moniker as "White Ghost" and "Black Ghost" which take the general concept of the theatrical series and give us two stand alone stories. The quality of these films are hit or miss, but considering they were made for TV its hard not to be somewhat impressed with them.
White Ghost: When a teenage girl begins to see ghostly images of her elementary school friend, she begins to unravel the ghastly events of what happened to her when her brother brutally murdered the entire family and hung himself.
Black Ghost: A struggling family is pushed to further limits when their teenage daughter begins to succumb to odd psychological issues. The doctors are torn about what to do and only a woman with spiritual powers suspects that a begrudged ghost is living in the girl.
|If only "Curious George" were a frightening ghost film of this caliber.|
Atmosphere. Suspense. Dread.
|"Holy SHIT! This is made for TV?!"|
|The eternal question is answered: what's in the duffel bag?|
Written By Matt Reifschneider