Synopsis: Nagisa Sugiura (Yuka) is a young Japanese actress who comes face to face with a slew of ghosts. These restless spirits begin to appear when she signs on to star in a horror film which tells the true story about a crazed, local professor whose murderous rampage at a hotel left 11 guests dead, including his young son and daughter. The movie is being filmed at the very site where the killings took place.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Takashi Shimizu
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
96 min

Look! Kanako was a penguin!

Why was I a penguin?

That's hilarious!

At least they're cute.

I was a defeated samurai.

That's horrible!

Me, a beaten samurai!

Hit by an arrow.

With bad hair.


At least you were human.

Yeah, you were a penguin!

So what was I?

You were...

What's wrong?

Oh, nothing.

Let me see.

How does it work?

Rumi showed me how...

Yeah, she knows about cell phones...

Thank you, Mr. Saeki.

All you drivers out there, be careful.

Next up is 'Cinema 11'...

...with 'Memory', director

Matsumura's first film in two years...

...based on the worst mass murder case

of the last century...

...'The Gunma Hotel Massacre'.

There's no one in at the moment.

Please leave a message at the tone.

It's Yamanaka, the producer.

How's the script coming?

We've got auditions next week,

so that's the situation right now.

"The Puzzle Of The Random Murders!"

"Eleven Dead"

"Screams Echo Through Quiet Hotel"

Together forever!


Um, as for me personally...

...I don't like horror films...

...but I'd really like to play

a role where I get killed.


I was killed in a past life.

So maybe if I had to

re-enact that on stage...

Wait... a past life?

Yes. It's like I've kept

some memory from it.

Ever since I was a kid...

...I've remembered things

I knew nothing about.

They must be experiences from

before I was born as who I am now.

I was a woman.

It's like I was strangled or something.

So I'm really confident about this role.


Anybody else?

Questions? Anything?

From you?


That's all for today, then. Thank you.

Thank you.

Nagisa Sugiura

It's not a school exam.

You've got to get used to it.

All right.

There'll be so many auditions

you'll be sick of them.

That director was glaring at me.

I don't understand.

There's no use getting nervous.

That's what directors are like.

A horror film again, huh?

Well, it's Matsumura.

There'll be lots of blood and gore.

But you've got to make

these film people remember you.

You need a 'look at me!' attitude, OK?

Hey, are you all right?

I saw...

Were you even listening to me?

Thank you.

May I?

Crown Agency

That's it.

The director sent it himself.

I took a look at it.

Does this mean I passed the audition?

I'm not really sure.

I've been calling them all day.

Anyway, read it.


It's Murakawa, from Crown.

Could I speak to Mr. Kondo, please?

He sent it directly to you.

That means at least Nagisa Sugiura

made an impression on him.

I guess so. That means

I can be happy, right?

Damn right!

But it's like I've heard

this story somewhere...

What? You didn't know?

It really happened.

Some lunatic university professor

killed his family in a hotel...

...then killed a bunch of staff

and other guests...

...and then finally himself.

I was a kid when it happened.

It was the year of the Osaka Expo... 1970.

Year 45 of the Showa Era.


Before you were born!




Thanks a lot.

Good night.

I'm home!


Who is it?

Good morning.

Some of you have probably realized...

...this film is based on a true story

of murders in a certain hotel.

For the details, please read

the material we're posting over there.

Now we'll hear from the director.

I'm Matsumura, the director. Hello.

In this incident, the hands of just one man.

The script is based upon this incident,

but in the film...

...he will never appear.

The murderer will simply be

'someone in the dark'.

This is to say the focus will be

on the victims, not the murderer.

This should be an ensemble performance...

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Takashi Shimizu

Takashi Shimizu (清水 崇 Shimizu Takashi, born 27 July 1972) is a Japanese filmmaker. He is best known for being the creator of the Japanese Ju-on series and American The Grudge franchise. According to film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Shimizu is "one of a new breed of Japanese horror directors" who prefers to "suggest menace and violence rather than directly depict it." more…

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