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The Samejima Incident(Sin Samejima Jiken)

  • Dir: Nagae Jiro

  • Japan, 2021, Japanese, 81mins, DCP

  • Cast: Takeda Rena, Konishi Sakurako, Hama Shogo

If you hear about it, you’ll die. The rumour of the Samejima Incident creeps into a virtual get-together of Nana and her high school classmates, when one of them fails to show up. Realising that their friend might have visited “that haunted place”, they make the fatal mistake of attempting to track down the Internet urban legend, and are trapped as an unspeakable curse is unleashed. Transposing the Japanese horror story to today’s ubiquitous computer screen under the pandemic, director Nagae Jiro revives the foundfootage technique of The Blair Witch Project to chilling effects.

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