One Missed Call (2003)

Directed by Takashi Miike. Written by Minako Daira. Starring Ko Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishii, Renji Ishibashi and Yutaka Matsuchige.

Plot: teens start receiving voicemails from their future selves foretelling their own deaths.

Yumi’s (Shibasaki) friend Yoho gets a message from a future self in which she’s screaming. Two days later, while on the phone with Yumi, Yoho screams, something unseen happens and she is killed. Yumi finds that there’s a rumor about a woman who died full of hate and is now killing teenagers through their phones. The cops chalk it up to suicide though as Yoho “jumped” off a bridge and onto and under a passing train.

After that, several more of Yumi’s friends die in strange and horrible scenerios. The kills and effects are actually quite good, but the twist sucks. And I knew it was coming. Shibasaki is a good actress, but her character whines a lot and doesn’t listen AT ALL. Really, by the end, we were just like, ugh, and why.

Our score: 33.

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