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Origins of the Curse – Cultural Influences

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a range of influences that helped shape Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). It explores the background of various art forms that provided a foundation for the film's themes and motifs ... More


Asian Horror

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how the mid-1990s saw a substantial increase in the number of horror films being produced in Asian countries, and in particular Japan and Korea. At the same time, globalisation ... More


Introduction

Marisa C. Hayes

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), which was written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. Ju-on: The Grudge was one of the key titles that helped launch the ... More


When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Wilburn Hansen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Hirata Atsutane (1776–1843) has been the subject of numerous studies that focus on his importance to nationalist politics and Japanese intellectual and social history. Although well known as an ... More


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