The company “Inoekino” for the first time premieres on the big screens the cult horror “The Call” directed by Hideo Nakata. This year the film celebrates its 25th anniversary. The sessions will be conducted both in Japanese with Russian subtitles and with a new voice-over translation.
“The Call” is a true phenomenon of modern cinema. It is one of the most influential horror films of recent decades and a truly sinister film about primitive horror. Mixing investigative history, traditional Japanese folklore and anxiety about new technologies, director Hideo Nakata creates a viscous atmosphere of a nightmare on the screen, from which it is impossible to wake up, because it has already been realized.
In it, television is a portal to the other world, and the curse spreads like an incurable virus. In it, ghosts in the form of girls in snow-white clothes and with long hair do not remain in creepy legends, but become reality. “The Ring” was instantly rated as one of the scariest films of all time, set box office records in Japan and neighboring countries, spawned its own franchise and popularized J-Horror, and actually formed a new horror canon and inspired a whole wave of imitations.
Nakata took a minimalist approach to storytelling. Instead of crash moments and the usual jumpscares, he chose to slowly drag the audience into the abyss of anxiety with Kenji Kawai’s music, inventive sound effects, and a scattering of mysterious tracks.
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