Can you believe this is the 4th year of 31 Days of Halloween? This year I am taking the reins with some help from Susan Harris. Things might look a little different but I guarantee one thing - Lots of "different" Halloween options!
Day 31 -
Melanie Says -
I have quite the fascination with Spirit Photography and this movie (a remake of the Japanese version with the same name from 4 years earlier) really does a good job of keeping the original lore - but making it accessible to a more American audience. Camera's and their connection to the soul is something that is very prevalent in other cultures, but pretty overlooked for the most part (I feel) here. With so many actual spirit photos out there it definitely poses some interesting questions.
This version stars Joshua Jackson who I am not generally a fan of but he does a good job in this movie, helped along by some amazing music by Nathan Barr (who seems to compose things for a lot of the movies I enjoy). The idea is heavily based in actual Japanese lore which to me makes it far more interesting than your average horror movie. Relying more on the creep factor, than gore with a rating of only PG 13, for me this hits better than many that sit with the R rating.
Streaming Availability - The only free version I could find was with a Starz subscription but it is available to rent almost everywhere.
Have you seen it? What did you think? Will you be watching it?
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