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Shutter

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Joshua Jackson
Bill Kaye

Shutter

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
89 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/21/08
performer:
Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor
director:
Masayuki Ochiai
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Luke Dawson
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C-

This Tokyo-set film about haunted photographs seems like a technological regression after haunted-computer effort Pulse and haunted-videotape frightener The Ring — both of which were, like Shutter, adapted from Asian horror movies. Will the next terror-minded remake involve a possessed telegraph machine or a grudge-minded ox and cart? Neither option could be any lamer than the shock-free Shutter, in which Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor play newlyweds whose photos start to feature the image of a woman they may — or may not! — have killed with their car. C-