Read it...and you die
“Rule-based horror” movies are in the midst of an international revival. “See it and you die” in Bird Box. “Make a sound and you die” in Quiet Place. Hideo Nakata, director of Japan’s preeminent “rule-based horror” movie The Ring, a movie that terrified audiences worldwide, has now adapted Kyofu Shimbun (“Terror Newspaper”), the immensely popular 1970s occult comic, as a live action television series!
Shizuru Onoda is a 20 years old college student living in Kyoto.
On the very first night of finally living on her own, as she climbs into bed, she hears pounding on her front door. Terrified, she cannot bring herself to open the door, when through the mail slot falls the Terror Newspaper. Next to a childlike drawing is an article: “Three days from now, a woman will leap to her death in Kyoto.”
Three days later, she rides through town, doing her part-time job of food delivery.
As she drives by a building, she hears aloud sound behind her. Turning around, she sees a woman, laying on the ground, blood pouring from her head. Suicide. A jumper. She immediately thinks of the Terror Newspaper.
Another Terror Newspaper arrives at midnight that night.
There is another article about a future death...and this time the victim bears the same name as Shizuru’s father.
The Terror Newspaper don’t stop coming.
Unrelenting and unforgiving, they report on lost lives and disasters -- and reading draws Shizuru’s own death ever closer. How will Shizuru survive this terrifying insanity?
A web of traps and a shocking finish.
What terrible truth lies behind the Terror Newspaper!?
★By clicking on the episode tab on the right of this page (available after broadcast has commenced), you can access the outlines, which are updated every Wednesday.
Production Credit Notes
Produced by Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., SHOCHIKU Co.,Ltd
Shizuru Onoda is a 20 years old college student living in Kyoto. On the very first night of finally living on her own, as she climbs into bed, she hears pounding on her front door…
Shizuru witnesses the death of her father just as the ‘Horror Newspaper’ had predicted. Meanwhile, her mother, accuses her of killing him...
Shizuru is feeling down, after knowing that one of the kids had passed away due to her own actions, hurting momoka at the same time…
Shizuru finally begins to realize the truth behind the ‘Terror Newspaper.’
Shizuru is knocked out unconscious after Momoka cuts the brake wire of her bicycle as she falls over on her bike…
Shizuru realizes that the ‘Terror Newspaper’ all of a sudden stops being delivered to her, as she begins to wonder who will receive it next…
By following the predictions of the ‘Terror Newspaper,’ Shizuru begins to make an impact on the upcoming incidents as she saves major situations…