Noroi: The Curse (2005
Noroi (original title)115 min  -  Horror   -  20 August 2005 (Japan)

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi

Stars: Jin MurakiRio Kanno and Tomono Kuga

I began watching this film because it was subtitled as one of the best Asian horror films to date. Being a movie buff and an Asian horror fan I jumped on this film with enthusiasm.
To put it bluntly I was let down and disappointed. 

Long review short the film follows a reported who tries to learn and understand ghost sightings, poltergeists, rare phenomena, and others while the way the movie is shot resembles The Blair Witch Project. The film is dreadfully boring and it's hard to keep your focus. With the film being in another language with subtitles, a lacking story, terrible acting, and a dizzying sense of camera control the movie is a bust. Almost no scary moments, no jump-scares, no Macguffins, no action, no chase scenes, nothing. Just an awkward plot and awkward characters.

I do not like giving bad reviews but a film that is so highly boasted and tagged with “the best ending you’ve ever seen” should make me feel good about watching it, but I feel like I wasted my time and attention.

I give Noroi The Curse a 1/5.