[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_md9nbsX0J81rul37co1_500_4392.jpg]]''Reincarnation'' (aka ''Rinne'') is a 2005 Japanese horror film directed by TakashiShimizu. Preceded by ''Infection'' (''Kansen'') and ''Premonition'' (''Yogen''), ''Reincarnation'' is the third film in producer Takashige Ichise's six part J-Horror Theater series.

35 years ago, a series of murders took place in a hotel. A college professor, Omori, had apparently gone mad and, as part of his wish to understand [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnation]], filmed himself killing 11 of the hotel guests and employees, [[PaterFamilicide as well as his own children]], before committing suicide. In the present day, horror movie director Matsumura decides to make a movie, ''Melody'', about the massacre. As the date of the shoot draws near, Nagisa Sugiura, the actress who is set to star as Professor Omori's daughter, is haunted by the ghosts of the victims and visions of the killings. However, Nagisa is not the only person who is seeing these visions...

The film was part of the Creator/AfterDarkHorrorfest film festival.

!!!This film contains examples of:

* AgeLift: In-universe. Omori's daughter was a young child; Nagisa is an adult.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Poor, poor Nagisa.]]
* CreepyChild: The ghost of Omori's daughter.
* CreepyDoll: This film contains the creepiest one you may ''ever'' see.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Yuka has a reputation as a bit of an oddball due to her claims she has had a past life. As it turns out, she's very much correct.
* DemonicPossession
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Several of the characters (main and supporting) [[KillEmAll are killed throughout the course of the film]], and [[BreakTheCutie Nagisa is driven insane and ends up in a mental institution]]. To make matters worse, it is implied that Professor Omori's personality takes over hers - thus proving the professor's theory correct.]]
* FilmWithinAFilm: ''Memory''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A couple of blink-and-you'll-miss-it examples: Nagisa [[spoiler: touches her throat a couple of times - Professor Omori stabbed himself in the throat.]] Also, Yayoi touches her chest after Yuka shows off her birthmark - as it turns out, [[spoiler:Yayoi is the reincarnation of Omori's daughter... who was stabbed in the chest.]]
* GhostlyGoals
* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler: Omori's horrific experiment ends up completely proving his theory.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: The hotel maid is played by Creator/TakakoFuji, best known for portraying Kayako Saeki of the ''JuOn'' and ''TheGrudge'' series'. It becomes ever more obvious when the maid, as a ghost, starts with the [[UncannyValley creepy, jerky]] movements, something that [[TheCastShowoff Fuji has a talent for]].
* InfantImmortality: Very much averted.
* JumpScare
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: That is, kill pretty much ''all'' of the cuties.]]
* MarionetteMotion: [[spoiler:The doll]], and the hotel maid's ghost when she's hanging from the ceiling.
* MindScrew
* [[MyCarHatesMe My Truck Hates Me]]
* PsychologicalHorror
* {{Reincarnation}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well]], [[CaptainObvious of course]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Nagisa is not the reincarnation of Omori's daughter, as is initially believed... but of Omori himself.]]
* SerialKiller: Professor Omori.
* TomatoSurprise: See TheReveal above.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Some of the jump scares are included in the trailer, including the one featuring the hotel maid's ghost.
* TwistEnding