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“It Comes” (“Kuru”/来る) Japanese horror movie (2018)

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Nami
Nami
Today I would like to introduce a Japanese horror movie “It comes” (「来る」).

Noah
Noah
Wait a minute… Did you change clothes and hair??

Nami
Nami
Yes, it’s winter now so I bought a new coat!!

The movie was directed by Tetsuya Nakajima, who made famous Japanese movies such as “Kamikaze Girls” (下妻物語) and “Memories of Matsuko” (嫌われ松子の一生).

Plot

Hideki and Kana Tahara are newlyweds. Hideki is excited about his future with Kana.

One day, a mysterious person visits the company where Hideki works. Hideki’s colleague conveys the visitor’s message to Hideki “about Chisa-san case.” As soon as Hideki hears the name Chisa, he becomes stunned. His wife is pregnant and they have picked the name Chisa for their baby. Only Hideki and Kana know the name. Soon the colleague that talked to the visitor has a mysterious death.

Two years later, more mysterious cases take place around Hideki. He is then introduced to freelance writer Nozaki and his girlfriend Makoto Higa.

* From IMBb.

Noah
Noah
It sounds so scary… How was it?

Nami
Nami
The movie has some scary scene, but it was not just a horror movie, it was also an entertainment movie!! So even if you are not a fan of horror movie, it’s worth watching this movie.

“It” is a powerful ghost. It kills a lot of people and goes after Hideki and his family. But the main scene is the battle between “It” and female psychics. It was so spectacular, so it reminded me “Sin Godzilla”.

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Nami
Nami
The female psychics are super cool!! Especially Rie Shibata. She is a Japanese comedian, but in that movie, she looks so powerful and clever. She proved in the movie that she is a wonderful actress.

Also, you can see reality of Japanese life in this movie.

For example… It’s still not common that husband does housework or taking care of child. Hideki has his own blog and he calls himself as “IKUMEN” (a husband who takes care of child). “IKUMEN” is still special and unusual, and that’s why Hideki has such blog.

Noah
Noah
 But in my opinion, both husband and wife should equally do housework. 

Also, Kana has a lot of difficulties to raise her daughter, Chisa.

She doesn’t have own family so if she’s in trouble, she can’t ask for help. She works at grocery shop, but she’s not allowed to leave work early even when Chisa feels sick. You can easily see that it is very difficult for Japanese women to raise a child with working.

This movie didn’t explain “why Hideki was targeted?” or “What is “It”. These questions were not answered…

If you are interested, you should read a book written by Ichi Sawamura.

Nami
Nami
This movie has two different “horror” stories… One is “It”, a powerful ghost, and the other is “Japanese reality”. 

By the way… after you watch this movie, you would not name your daughter “Chisa”… lol

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