Takashi Shimizu is a Japanese film director, born July 27th, 1972.

He is best known for directing the ''Film/{{Juon}}'' series of movies, as well as the [[ForeignRemake American remake]] series, ''TheGrudge'' (except for the third one - he chose to be an Executive Producer on that one, instead).

Some of his other films include:

* ''{{Film/Reincarnation}}''
* ''{{Marebito}}''
* ''{{Tomie}}: Re-birth''

He also contributed to the horror-comedy TV series ''TheGreatHorrorFamily'', and directed a short story in the anthology movie ''DarkTalesOfJapan''.

[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-23/the-grudge-shimizu-helms-live-action-kiki-delivery-service He has been recently announced as the director of the upcoming live-action adaptation of the first two Kiki's Delivery Service novels]]. [[PlayingAgainstType No, seriously.]]

!!!Tropes associated with Takashi Shimizu and his films:

* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MindScrew: Especially ''Marebito''.
* NiceHat: Often wears baseball caps.
* PsychologicalHorror