Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1972-07-27 (48 years old)
33 Movies · 2 TV Series
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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."
Movies & TV Series
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a vengeful detective attempts to investigate the case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a ghost. The detective has to do everythin...
Many horror stories exist about Inunaki Village. The village is now completely deserted. Kanae is a clinical psychologist, who can see spirits. Her older brother Yuma and Yuma’s girlfriend Akina go t...
A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago.
Resident Evil: Vendetta
BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreadi...
A suburban town is faced with a series of bizarre incidents in which children disappear and three days later an adult in their life dies. A mysterious "child whisperer" phantom appears before journali...
The Blue Hearts
Six directors picked a favorite song by Japanese punk rock band "The Blue Hearts" and made a short film inspired by the song.
"Box" A medical university researcher Yoshino Sakuko (played by Yuko Takeuchi) was suddenly hit on the head while she was working. When she woke up, she found herself locked in a closed metal box. Sak...
Sam, a young boy in vacation on a cozy cruise with his mother, is tormented by the cursed spirit of a dead woman armed with a giant pair of scissors. Nightmare visions bring him to discover the real n...
Kiki's Delivery Service
A young girl named Kiki (Fuka Koshiba) must leave her home for a year to begin training in witchcraft. She leaves on her broom, but first says goodbye to her friends and family. Kiki then begins her n...
Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to...
1 TV Series
The Grudge 3
Jake Kimble was the sole survivor of the Chicago massacre and he was killed in solitary confinement. His doctor begins investigating the claims he made about a long-haired woman in white, as a mysteri...
An Encyclopedia of Unconventional Women
This is an omnibus of six short films by six different directors, whose lead characters are unconventional women. They are "Hijoshi," females who live true to themselves and their desires.
The Shock Labyrinth
The horror-thriller follows a group of teenagers dealing with the disappearance of one of them, Yuki, at an amusement park s ghost house. On a rainy day 10 years later, Yuki inexplicably returns. Howe...
The Grudge 2
A young woman encounters a supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes terribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in an apartment building...
Ten Nights of Dreams
Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki's same-titled short story collection, Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and psychological panache. ...
Katanas, yakuzas y cintas de video
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Dark Tales of Japan
Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors. Produced by the Tokyo Broadcasting System.
Ghosts vs. Aliens 02
Horror, gag, and entertainment by Keisuke Toyoshima of "Heller master Shimizu Takashi ×" Kaidan New Ear Bag Nobuhiro "!" Hellstone catching out hell "and" Alien of the table "are included.
Ju-on: The Grudge 2
While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyko Harase and her fiancée are in a car crash caused by a friend. Kyko lost her baby and her boyfriend ended up in a coma. Kyko was cursed with a tele...
Ghosts vs. Aliens
Horror, gag, entertainment by Keisuke Toyoshima of "Heller master Shimizu Takashi ×" "Kaidan New Ear Bag Nobuhiro" !! "Kaidanui watching me ..." and "My alien" are included.
Ju-on: The Grudge
Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son, is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Rika, a volunteer home-care worker who is assigned to visit a family. The people who live i...
Ju-on: The Curse 2
On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.
Ju-on: The Curse
Jealous of his wifes' love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their ...
In a Corner
Before Ju-On and The Grudge, Takashi Shimizu had to prove his new edgy take on horror in the form of two short films—this is the first.
One of Takashi Shimizu's two short films made for horror portmanteau Gakkô no kaidan G.
School Ghost Story G
A made-for-TV anthology horror film composed of four stories, two of which serving as prequels to the Ju-on series.