Takashi Shimizu is a Japanese film director, born July 27th, 1972.
He is best known for directing the Ju-on series of movies, as well as the American remake series, The Grudge (except for the third one - he chose to be an Executive Producer on that one, instead).
Some of his other films include:
He also contributed to the horror-comedy TV series The Great Horror Family, and directed a short story in the anthology movie Dark Tales Of Japan.
He has been recently announced as the director of the upcoming live-action adaptation of the first two Kiki's Delivery Service novels. No, seriously.
Tropes associated with Takashi Shimizu and his films: