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ONE MISSED CALL
"Miike juggles the Asian psychothriller...gleeful skill." -Variety
"A great new Asian horror movie and the ultimate proof that Miike can do anything." -Film Threat
"A gruesome piece of black comedy...[Miike]'s still expert at delivering shocks" -The Onion
Yoko's cell phone rings with an unfamiliar tone. Unable to answer in time, she checks it to find the readout "one missed call" -- from her own phone, three days in the future. More disturbing is the message: the sound of her own screams! No big deal is made of the matter, until three days later, when, at the exact time of the call, Yoko plunges to her death from a bridge. Passing from friend to friend, mobile to mobile, the spectral phone hauntingly claims a succession of victims in increasingly strange and bloody ways. Yumi, a companion of all the victims, summons up the courage to delve into the terrifying mystery and find out who -- or what -- is killing her friends. Using the disturbing themes of The Grudge and the infamous Ring films, renegade filmmaker Takashi Miike simultaneously has fun with the themes of these recent smash-hits, but adds his own disturbing contribution. One Missed Call is an entertaining love letter to the Japanese horror genre that delivers on the scary goods and will have many staring nervously at their cell phones for years to come.
Directed by Takeshi Miike, Japan, 2003, 35mm, 112 mins. In Japanese with English subtitles.