Shutter 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,… Shutter 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,… 2008-03-21 PG-13 PT89M Horror Joshua Jackson Rachael Taylor 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Shutter (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Joshua Jackson | ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson in Shutter , a ghosts-in-the-camera-lens knock-off of an Asian horror flick that has far too many negatives
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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson in Shutter, a ghosts-in-the-camera-lens knock-off of an Asian horror flick that has far too many negatives
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Mar 21, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 89 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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-

Originally posted Mar 26, 2008 Published in issue #985 Apr 04, 2008 Order article reprints