“Shutter” is a horror film that follows newlywed couple Ben and Jane, who move to Tokyo for Ben's photography job. Shortly after arriving, they accidentally hit a woman with their car and flee the scene. Strange events begin to occur in their apartment, and Jane starts to see ghostly images in her photographs.
As Jane delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers that the ghostly presence may be connected to a tragic event from Ben's past. The couple must confront their past and the malevolent spirit that haunts them before it's too late.
“Shutter” is a suspenseful and atmospheric horror film that effectively blends elements of psychological and supernatural horror. Director Masayuki Ochiai creates a palpable sense of dread throughout the film, using eerie sound design and chilling visuals to build tension.
The performances by Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor are strong, and the chemistry between the two leads helps to ground the film's more fantastical elements. The film also explores themes of guilt and the consequences of one's actions, adding depth to the horror elements.
While “Shutter” may not break new ground in terms of the horror genre, it is a well-crafted and entertaining film that delivers on the scares and suspense.
“Shutter” did not receive any major awards, but it was a box office success, grossing over $47 million worldwide on a budget of $8 million.
|Directed by||Masayuki Ochiai,|
|Screenplay by||Luke Dawson|
by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom
|Produced by||Takashige Ichise Roy Lee Doug Davison|
|Starring||Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor,|
|Edited by||Michael Knue Tim Alverson|
|Music by||Nathan Barr|
|Regency Enterprises New Regency Vertigo Entertainment|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release date||March 21, 2008|
|Running time||85 minutes (Theatrical cut)
90 minutes (Unrated cut)
|Country||United States Japan Thailand|
|Box office||$48 million|