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Horror franchise to end with JU-ON -The Final

The “Cursed House” of the Saeki family, who met a gruesome end…
All who set foot within are cursed and will die.

The long-running JU-ON/The Grudge J-Horror franchise will reportedly come to an end with JU-ON -The Final. The 11th film in the series will open June 20th at the Shinjuku Wald 9 and other cinemas across Japan from distributor Showgate.

Alongside The Ring, JU-ON kicked off the Japanese Horror boom of the late 1990s. Created by Takashi Shimizu, the story was introduced in a pair of television shorts in 1998, then expanded in two direct-to-video films in 2000 before being launched as a theatrical series in 2002. In 2004, Shimizu directed the American adaptation The Grudge for Sony Pictures, a box office hit that spawned both a theatrical and video sequel.

After a five year hiatus, the series returned to Japanese cinemas last year with JU-ON: THE BEGINNING OF THE END aka Juon: Owari no Hajimari (2014). Now BEGINNING OF THE END writer/director Masayuki Ochiai returns to conclude the story. No stranger to the J-Horror genre, Ochiai had previously directed — in addition to 2014’s JU-ON film — Parasite Eve, Hypnosis, Infection and Shutter. JU-ON -THE FINAL- stars Airi Taira (20th Century Boys).

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