Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Horror Movie Coolie! - Zen Kajihara as "Folklore Guy" in The Grudge 2 (2006)


Meet Zen Kajihara. He shows up for a brief scene where he's so uninterested in these two


that he stands around smoking and never looks at them. He's seen the future, man, and he knows the future doesn't include these two hurtbags. 

As you may know The Grudge is an ancient curse that gets to Sarah Michelle Gellar the first time around now it's after the chick from Joan of Arcadia who's Buffy's sister or something... Kajihara is a great addition to this film because he's so random. All the other characters spend their time breathing heavily and on the verge of tears, which is especially surprising because the is a Sam Rami produced joint. That man loves to mix his horror and comedy and Kajihara is the only thing even remotely amusing in this movie. With his fuck-this attitude Kajihara is all about dolling out information that's kind of useful but will really just lead the characters into more trouble. He smokes a cigarette throughout and wears track-pants. He's like the drug dealer of "Folklore Guys". 

He's actually credited as "Folklore Guy" but I wish his name was Steve or something. Folklore Steve they'd call him. Interestingly, he's also the only one that the characters come in contact with who the ghost doesn't go after. Why? Because he's so fucking cool.

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