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''Reincarnation'' (aka ''Rinne'') is a 2005 Japanese horror film directed by Creator/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. Also inverted, in the case of [[spoiler:Professor Omori being much older than Nagisa]].
* ArcWords: ''"Together Forever"''
%%* 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.]]
%%* InfantImmortality: Very much averted.
%%* JumpScare
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: That is, kill pretty much ''all'' of the cuties. However, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness what Nagisa sees]] happen to them [[LeftHanging may not reflect]] [[UncertainDoom their actual fates]], given that Matsumura (Daisuke reincarnate) was [[SnapBack presumably well enough]] for the crew to be preoccupied with blanketing Nagisa, in front of a camera he was operating without any tripod.]]
* LeftHanging: [[spoiler:[[UncertainDoom Did all the victims' current incarnations really die?]] If so, who greenlit the footage of Nagisa losing it on-set for the final film? How does that footage [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext fit into the context]] of the planned film?]]
* MarionetteMotion: [[spoiler:The doll]], and the hotel maid's ghost when she's hanging from the ceiling.
%%* MindScrew
%%* MyCarHatesMe
%%* 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.]]
%%* ScarsAreForever: Yuka firmly believes the birthmark around her throat was from being strangled to a death in a previous life. As the thusly named entry on this list testifies, TheCuckoolanderWasRight.
%%* 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
* UncertainDoom: See KillTheCutie.