What is more terrifying? A haunted house or all the violent aberrations human beings are capable of? These questions, the same that established the entire Ju-On franchise – and the same that are generally ignored by American adapters in Hollywood – are the core and driving force behind Ju-On: Origins , the new Netflix series.
With just 6 short episodes of less than 30 minutes each, Ju-On: Origins further expands the vision of what the hell is really going on in the mysterious and enigmatic Saeki House, just before Kayako, Toshio and Takeo get to live there.
Now if you got confused after watching the less-than-three-hours series, sit down and chill, because without further ado, we will explain Ju-On: Origins in detail.
Directed by Gerard McMurray, a frequent collaborator of director Ryan Coogler ( Black Panther ), The First Purge is the fourth installment in the franchise started in 2013 by Jason Blum and James DeMonaco, about the Purge Night, an annual event that takes place in a dystopian United States led by a group of politicians called The New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA).
So, If you just watched the movie and a lot of questions are flying in your head about what really happened that night in Staten Island, who were in the middle of the crossfire, and how this film connects to the other three of the franchise, don’t worry, because we will try to answer all those question and more in this post. Let’s go for it!
1 ^ Is there a ‘The First Purge’ post-credit scene?
If you fly off the theater like a transcontinental rocket when a movie ends, slow down a bit, because there is a post-credits scene at the end of this movie. What happens in this scene? What does it mean? Keep reading and you will find the answer.
Directed by Oren Uziel, Shimmer Lake is one of the new additions in Netflix this June, with some degree of success among the viewers thanks to its kind of unusual way to tell the story.
Shimmer Lake relates the series of events that takes place after a bank robbery in a small town in northern USA. The funny thing is that these facts are presented on the screen in a reversed chronological order. The film begins on Friday, the moves to Thursday, then Wednesday and finally we are told what happened on Tuesday, the day of the robbery.
Although all the elements of the film are well within the average standard for a Netflix Original, including performances (except perhaps Stephanie Sigman and Benjamin Walker), the interesting thing about this film and what it is worth analyzing and explaining is the chronological order of the facts. So. let’s do it.
1 ^ Around 2006
About ten years before the events of the robbery, Zeke Sikes (Benjamin Walker), Ed Burton (Wyatt Russell) and Chris Morrow (Mark Rendall) were