films seen
17
average score
3.05*
nationality
Japan - 47 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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An exponent of modern Japanese horror cinema. Shimizu garnered broad recognition for his Ju-on franchise, but had some trouble traveling beyond his trademark series. When looking for decent horror though, his oeuvre is well worth delving into.

Rare treats

Ten Nights of Dreams poster

Ten Nights of Dreams

by Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Akio Jissoji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Yudai Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Yamashita
Also know as
Yume Ju-Ya
Specifics
Japan [2006] - 100 mins
Genre
Mystery, Horror
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4.5

A wonderful collection of shorts, visually pleasing, fun to watch and from time to time refreshingly weird.

The good stuff

Reincarnation poster

Reincarnation

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Rinne
Specifics
Japan [2005] - 96 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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4.0
The Stranger from Afar poster

The Stranger from Afar

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Marebito
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 92 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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4.0
Ju-on: The Grudge 2 poster

Ju-on: The Grudge 2

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Ju-on 2
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 92 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0

Solid pieces

Innocent Curse poster

Innocent Curse

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Kodomo Tsukai
Specifics
Japan [2017] - 111 mins
Genre
Horror, Fantasy
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3.5

Shimizu is back with another horror flick. Don't expect scares or gore though, what the film lacks in genuine horror it makes up for with fantasy and drama elements. While set up like a classic Japanese horror film, Shimizu trades scares for mystique and mood. Not a bad film, just approach it with the right expectations.

Flight 7500 poster

Flight 7500

by Takashi Shimizu
Specifics
Japan, USA [2014] - 97 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller
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3.5
The Shock Labyrinth 3D poster

The Shock Labyrinth 3D

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Senritsu Meikyû 3D
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 89 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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3.5
An Encyclopedia of Unconventional Women poster

An Encyclopedia of Unconventional Women

by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Kôji Kawano, Yûka Ohsumi, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Renpei Tsukamoto, Yudai Yamaguchi
Also know as
Hijoshi Zukan
Specifics
Japan [2009] - 105 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.5
Ju-on: The Grudge poster

Ju-on: The Grudge

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Ju-on
Specifics
Japan [2002] - 92 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5
Ju-on: The Curse poster

Ju-on: The Curse

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Ju-on
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 70 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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3.5

The inoffensive

Rabbit Horror 3D poster

Rabbit Horror 3D

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Rabitto Horâ 3D
Specifics
Japan, Netherlands [2011] - 83 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0
Dark Tales of Japan poster

Dark Tales of Japan

by Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masayuki Ochiai, Takashi Shimizu, Koji Shiraishi, Norio Tsuruta
Also know as
Suiyô Puremia: Sekai Saikyô J Horâ SP Nihon no Kowai Yoru
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 92 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Kiki's Delivery Service poster

Kiki's Delivery Service

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Majo no Takkyûbin
Specifics
Japan, China [2014] - 108 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
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2.5
Ju-on: The Curse 2 poster

Ju-on: The Curse 2

by Takashi Shimizu
Also know as
Ju-on 2
Specifics
Japan [2000] - 76 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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2.5

Plain forgettable

The Grudge poster

The Grudge

by Takashi Shimizu
Specifics
USA, Japan [2004] - 91 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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1.5
Tomie: Re-birth poster

Tomie: Re-birth

by Takashi Shimizu
Specifics
Japan [2001] - 101 mins
Genre
Horror
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1.5

Irritation overload

The Grudge 2 poster

The Grudge 2

by Takashi Shimizu
Specifics
USA, Japan [2006] - 102 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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