Synopsis: A newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they experience a tragic car accident, leading to the death of a young local girl. Upon regaining consciousness, they find no trace of her body. A bit distraught the couple arrives in Tokyo to begin their new life. Meanwhile Ben begins noticing strange white blurs in many of his fashion shoot photographs. Jane believes that the blurs are actually spirit photography of the dead girl who they hit on the road, and that she may be seeking vengeance.
Director(s): Masayuki Ochiai
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Um, so, anyway...

thank you all so much

for being here and...

- uh, let's eat some cake.

- [Cheering]

[Shutter Clicking]

[Laughing Shriek]

- ##[Dance]

- [Laughing] Careful!

[Shrieks, Chuckles]

- Ben, you're gonna drop me.

- I am gonna drop you.

- [Shrieks, Laughs] God.

- [Chuckles]

[Woman Moaning]

- Mmm, stay just like that.

- Ben...

- Enough with the pictures! [Chuckles]

- Come on!

You look beautiful!

They should be preserved for all of time.

This is what I get

for marrying a photographer.


What are you doing

so far away from me?

The most beautiful blushing bride

in all of Brooklyn.


You have been wonderful

about this whole thing.

- Yes, I have been wonderful.

- Yes, you have.

I promise you, I will make it fun.

Just think, the first stamp

in your new passport is gonna beJapan.

- How cool is that?

- That is cool. That is really cool.

Well, the car will

be here in an hour.

You better hurry up if you're gonna

get this thing consummated.

God, look at that.

- Mmm, it's beautiful, huh?

- It's gorgeous!

Real quick. Get in the picture.

- Uh-oh.

- [Clicks, Beeps]


Baby, I'm sorry.

Can you check the map?

- [Groans]

- I am so lost. I think...

- Sorry to wake you up.

- Mmm, it's okay.

Did you cross a bridge?

- What was the last thing that you passed?

- Uh, this intersection about...


[Brakes Squealing, Tires Screeching]



Jane. Jane?

Jane, honey, are you okay?

There was a girl.

We hit a girl.

- There was a girl on the road.

- Okay. Okay.

- I think she might be dead.

- [Groans]

- Jesus Christ.

- There's nothing here, Jane.

- Oh, I might've killed someone.

- Janie, there's nothin' here.

She could be covered in the snow.

Ben, we have to find her.

- Janie, there's no blood. There's nothing here.

- We have to find her.

Let me get you back in the car.

It is freezing out here.

I'm gonna call the police.

I'll get us some help.

[Man Speaking japanese]

[Speaking Japanese]


- They can't just leave.

- Honey...

They searched the woods.

They called the hospitals. There's nothing.

They think we hit an animal.

You're absolutely positive that it was a girl?

Ben, she was standing right here.

Okay. Look, there's nothing else

we can do tonight.

So can we please, please just go?



Oh, man.



Oh, man.


I think I tweaked somethin'

back there.

We did everything we could, Jane.

Look, we've only got a couple of days

before I start work. Let's try and enjoy it.

What do you say

I make us some green tea?


And then we can sleep for a year.

Maybe two.



Janie, I forgot how beautiful

the light is out here.

We have got... [Shutter Clicks]

To start taking some pictures.

What would a girl have been doing in the

middle of the road wearing a dress like that?

Jane, honey,

we have talked about this.

If there was a girl... If...

Then somebody must have stopped

and got her some help.

- I know. I just... I can't...

- Jane, please.

Stop being so dramatic about this.

If there was a girl,

I promise you...

she is somewhere right now sitting in bed,

eating ice cream and having her cast signed.

- [Chuckles]

- Come with me, and let's take some photographs.

- Baby, do they even have ice cream in Japan?

- Yes, they do.

- But... it's fish flavored.

- Oh, okay.

Right... No, no. Right...

Perfect. One second.

- Ben, it's really cold.

- I know. I'm comin'.

Okay, okay.

First, one for Mom.

- A family portrait.

- [Shutter Clicks]

- [Chuckles]

- Can I press the button?

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Luke Dawson is an American screenwriter who is best known for his scripts of the remake of Shutter and the Thriller film The Lazarus Effect. more…

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