films seen
18
average score
2.58*
nationality
Japan - 58 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

The man who helped kick-start the Asian suspense wave. He made a couple of decent films along the way, though his "less-is-more" approach to horror is somewhat of an acquired taste. If you care about film history though, there's no way around Nakata.

The good stuff

Kaidan poster

Kaidan

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
Japan [2007] - 115 mins
Genre
Drama, Horror, Romance
More info on
4.0
Dark Water poster

Dark Water

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Honogurai Mizu no Soko Kara
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 101 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
More info on
4.0

Solid pieces

The Complex poster

The Complex

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Kuroyuri Danchi
Specifics
Japan [2013] - 106 mins
Genre
Horror
More info on
3.5
Chatroom poster

Chatroom

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
UK [2010] - 97 mins
Genre
Drama, Thriller
More info on
3.5
Chaos poster

Chaos

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Kaosu
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 90 mins
Genre
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
More info on
3.5

The inoffensive

Ghost Theater poster

Ghost Theater

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Gekijô Rei
Specifics
Japan [2015] - 99 mins
Genre
Horror
More info on
3.0
Monsterz poster

Monsterz

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
Japan [2014] - 112 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
More info on
3.0
The Incite Mill poster

The Incite Mill

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Inshite Miru: 7-Kakan no Desu Gêmu
Specifics
Japan [2010] - 107 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
More info on
3.0
Last Scene poster

Last Scene

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
Japan, South Korea [2002] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
More info on
3.0

Worthy but flawed

White Lily poster

White Lily

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Howaito Riri
Specifics
Japan [2016] - 80 mins
Genre
Drama
More info on
2.5
The Sleeping Bride poster

The Sleeping Bride

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Garasu no Nô
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
More info on
2.5
Sadako poster

Sadako

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
Japan [2019] - 99 mins
Genre
Horror
More info on
2.5

Another entry in the Ringu franchise, helmed by Nakata himself. It's more mystery/drama than horror though and the few scares that are there are greatly ineffective. It feels like a film from a bygone era, but judged on its own merits it's not a terrible film. Just don't expect too much from it and don't try to compare it to the other films in the franchise.

Plain forgettable

Death Note: L Change the World poster

Death Note: L Change the World

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
L: Change the World
Specifics
Japan [2008] - 129 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
More info on
1.5
The Ring 2 poster

The Ring 2

by Hideo Nakata
Specifics
USA [2005] - 110 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
More info on
1.5
Ring 2 poster

Ring 2

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Ringu 2
Specifics
Japan [1999] - 95 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi
More info on
1.5
Ring poster

Ring

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Ringu
Specifics
Japan [1998] - 96 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
More info on
1.5
Ghost Actress poster

Ghost Actress

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Joyû-Rei
Specifics
Japan [1996] - 74 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Horror
More info on
1.5

Big nopes

Curse, Death & Spirit poster

Curse, Death & Spirit

by Hideo Nakata
Also know as
Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi: Jushiryou
Specifics
Japan [1992] - 65 mins
Genre
Horror
More info on