Original title : Kodomo tsukai
A suburban town is shaken by a series of mysterious child disappearances and suspicious adult deaths. A rumor begins to spread on the internet that any adult who suddenly encounters a returned “child” will die mysteriously three days later. Local newspaper reporter Shunya Ezaki refuses to believe that children are killing adults and begins to investigate the truth behind the strange deaths. Meanwhile, Shunya’s girlfriend and nursery school worker Naomi Harada waits for the mother of a young boy to come and pick him up, but day turns to night and there is still no sign of her, leaving Naomi with no choice but to look after the boy herself. Before long, they are stalked by a shadowy figure called Tommy. Eventually, the boy goes missing. This turns out to be only the opening act of a horrific ordeal for Shunya and Naomi, whose fates are sealed when they cross paths with Tommy, the avenging angel of abused children.
Takashi Shimizu, former member of our international jury and enshrined in the pantheon of horror as the creator of The Grudge, is back in Japan after an excursion to Hollywood (the American remake of The Grudge and Flight 7500). He returned to the source of all things J-horror to come up with a new horror sensation. Innocent Curse, an exclusive world premiere for the BIFFF, will introduce us to an original and memorable movie monster that will haunt our nightmares for a very long time.
>> Innocent Curse AKA Little Nightmares <<
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Cast||Daiki Arioka, Hideaki Takizawa, Mugi Kadowaki|
|Distributor||SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd|