KISARAGI STATION (2022) Reviews of Japanese urban legend horror

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Kisaragi Station is a 2022 Japanese horror film about a young female student’s investigation into a railway-based urban legend.

Directed by Jirô Nagae (The Samejima Incident; The Ghost Photo Club; Kotsutsubo; Authentic Recordings! Cursed UFO Experience: The X-Files) from a screenplay written by Takeshi Miyamoto (Fullmetal Alchemist; Go! Go! Kaden Danshi; Hide and Go Kill 2). Produced by Kyosuke Ueno and Shuji Ito.

The movie stars Yuri Tsunematsu (Wife of a Spy; He Won’t Kill, She Won’t Die; Sea of Revival; Before We Vanish) and Eriko Sato.

Plot synopsis:
Haruna Tsunematsu (Yuri Tsunematsu) is studying folklore at university and she decides the subject of her graduation thesis will be the “Kisaragi Station” urban legend which has been a hot topic on the Internet since 2004.

During her investigation, she learns of the existence of a woman, Junko Hayama (Eriko Sato), who is rumoured to be the person who initially posted online about this urban legend, “Hasumi”. The pair meet face-to-face. After covering Junko’s assertion that she has reached a different world, Haruna heads to the station where the urban legend began…

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