Watch the Creepy Live-Action Japanese Horror Movie Made for the 3DS' Friday the 13th Video Game

On Friday, April 13, Nintendo will start selling Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir for the Nintendo 3DS. It's a horror game that uses the 3DS' cameras to haunt the area you're playing in with various apparitions.


The game comes with a 16-page book that is full of augmented reality markers. Point the 3DS at the book and demon hands and other creepy things will appear to pop from its pages.


I wanted to see videos of the game in action. So I checked YouTube and found some clips. Here's one. Soon enough I found the movie up top. I don't know much about it other than its a 12-minute long live-action movie that's plenty creepy and features the game in it.

It's a little odd. It's a little cool. It's all in Japanese, which I can't speak. I still get a lot of the scares, though. You can too. Enjoy.

Fatal Frame: Spirit Camera ~The Possessed Notebook (Shinrei Camera: Tsuiteru Techou) [YouTube]

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Jeff Seely

In horror movies, malevolent female ghosts are a lot scarier to me than male ones. I'm not entirely sure why that is. Perhaps it has something to do with male figures in general being seen as far more likely to behave malevolently than female figures. So when I see a female figure (ghost, ghoul, whatever) mercilessly going after people with an insane, wide eyed look on her face, maybe that's why it's a lot scarier to me than, say, the male ghost in The Grudge (which didn't scare me at all).

Speaking of The Grudge, Kayako seriously creeped me out when I first saw the Sarah Michelle Gellar remake in 2004. Since then, the whole concept of a malevolent female spirit/force with long hair that occasionally descends on her victims has been overused to the point where I still find it mildly creepy, but it definitely doesn't make it hard to go to sleep after watching it like Kayako did after I first watched The Grudge.

By the way, has anybody here seen The Grudge 3? Poor Marina Sirtis. And they couldn't even get the original Kayako actress to reprise the role. The woman they got instead has more of a rounded face that's much less scary (in my opinion) than the sort of gaunt look of the original actress.