Takashi Shimizu

Takashi Shimizu (清水 崇 Shimizu Takashi, born 27 July 1972) is a Japanese filmmaker. He is best known for being the creator of the Ju-On franchise, and directing four of its films, internationally, in both Japan and the U.S. According to film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Shimizu is "one of a new breed of Japanese horror directors" who prefers to "suggest menace and violence rather than directly depict it."[1]

Takashi Shimizu
清水 崇
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Born (1972-07-27) 27 July 1972 (age 47)
OccupationFilmmaker

FilmographyEdit

  1. Blue Tiger (Movie, 1994, Script)
  2. Last Bronx ~Tokyo Bangaichi~ (ラストブロンクス -東京番外地-) (1997) (Video)
  3. Katasumi and 4444444444, stories from Gakkou no kaidan G (学校の怪談G) (lit, "School Ghost Story G") (1998) (TV)
  4. Ju-on: The Curse (呪怨) (2000) (Video)
  5. Ju-on: The Curse 2 (呪怨2) (2000) (Video)
  6. 首吊り気球 伊藤潤二恐怖Collection (Video)
  7. 心霊ビデオV 本当にあった怖い話 恐怖心霊写真館 (Shin rei bideo V: Honto ni atta kowai hanashi - kyoufushin rei shashin-kan) (2000) (Video)
  8. 心霊ビデオVI 本当にあった怖い話 恐怖タレント体験談 (Shin rei bideo VI: Honto ni atta kowai hanashi - kyoufu tarento taikendan) (2000) (Video)
  9. Tomie: Re-birth (富江 rebirth) (2001)
  10. Ju-on: The Grudge (呪怨) (2002)
  11. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (呪怨2) (2003)
  12. The Grudge (2004)
  13. Marebito (2004)
  14. Dark Tales of Japan, episode Blonde Kwaidan, (2004) (TV)
  15. The Great Horror Family, TV Series (2004–2005)
  16. Reincarnation, (輪廻 Rinne) (2005)
  17. The Grudge 2 (2006)
  18. Ten Nights of Dream (2006)
  19. The Shock Labyrinth 3D (戦慄迷宮3D) (2009)
  20. Tormented (2011)
  21. Flight 7500 (2014)
  22. Scared of the Dark (2013)
  23. Kiki's Delivery Service (2014), live-action adaptation of the novel of the same name
  24. NightCry (2015), live-action trailer for the video game NightCry, formerly known as Project Scissors[2]
  25. Resident Evil: Vendetta (Biohazard: Vendetta) (2017)
  26. Innocent Curse (こどもつかい) (2017)
  27. Hell Girl (地獄少女) (2019)
  28. Howling Village (犬鳴村) (2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wheeler Winston Dixon, Rutgers University Press, 11 July 2007, Film Talk: Directors at Work, Retrieved 10 November 2014 (see page xi Introduction last paragraph), ISBN 978-0-8135-4077-1
  2. ^ ‘Clock Tower’ Spiritual Successor Gets a Live-Action

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