Shutter (2008)

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A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Release Date:March 21, 2008
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genres:Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Production Company:Regency Enterprises, Vertigo Entertainment, Ozla Pictures, New Regency Pictures
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Masayuki Ochiai
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Plot Keywords:japan, suicide, photographer, honeymoon, nightmare, ghostbuster, ghost world, photography, remake, revenge, road accident, wedding, car accident, spirit, death, ghost, hit by a car, fashion model, shadow, magazine editor
  • A Mediocre Remake
    September 13, 2008
    In North America, after getting married, the photographer Benjamin Shaw (Joshua Jackson) and his wife Jane (Rachel Taylor) travel to Japan for a job opportunity with Ben's friends Bruno (David Denman) and Adam (John Hensley). While driving on a lonely road in Japan during the night, they have a car accident with Jane hitting a girl first and crashing a tree. When they awake, the police do not find any body and Ben believes that Jane imagined the situation. Later when Ben reveals his latest pictures, he finds some mysterious shadows, while the couple is systematically haunted by the ghost of the girl. Jane investigates and finds that the victim was Ben's former shy and weird girlfriend Megumi Tanaka (Megumi Okina), who worked as translator for Ben. Later Jane discloses deep and hidden secrets about the relationship of Megumi, Ben and his friends Bruno and Adam.
    The American version of "Shutter" is a mediocre remake of a great Asian horror movie. Actually it is ridiculous, with the author poorly using the same storyline and transforming a creepy and dark story in another Hollywoodian standard of silliness – shallow screenplay but with beautiful actresses, handsome lead actor and wonderful locations in Japan. If the viewer has never seen the original "Shutter" (2004) (, watch it instead. If the viewer has already seen the Thailand's movie, prefer watching it again. It will be better than wasting time watching this terrible remake. My vote is four.
    Title (Brazil): "Imagens do Além" ("Images from Beyond")
    Note: On 25 February 2012, I saw this film again.