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Chilling Beginnings: Japanese Horror and the British Critical Reception of Nakata Hideo’s Ring

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the UK release of the Japanese horror film Ring (Hideo Nakata, 1998). The film was significant in establishing a new audience for (and critical appreciation of) Japanese horror ... More


Nihonjinron, women, horror: post-war national identity and the spirit of subaltern vengeance in Ringu and The Ring

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates that drawing on the Japanese onryou or vengeful ghost narrative, Ringu, and later The Ring, was intimately concerned with traumatic dislocations to national self-image and ... More


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


Cinema of Cruelty: The Birth of Asia Extreme and Miike Takashi’s Audition

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the case of Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999), the first Japanese horror film released into cinemas by Tartan after the notable impact of Ring, and a formative moment in the ... More


Globalized Spectatorship: Ring Around the Superflat Global Village: J-Horror Between Japan and America

Adam Lowenstein

in Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166577
eISBN:
9780231538480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166577.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the scope and limitations of globalized spectatorship by studying the complex media flows connecting successful Japanese horror films and their U.S. remakes—all of which ... More


Yōkai Culture: Past, Present, Future

Michael Dylan Foster

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter continues the discussion on yôkai in mass media, and explores the yôkai boom that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s. It begins with a section on the J-horror genre, which are composed ... More


Ju-On: The Grudge

Marisa Hayes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on franchise was a principal instigator in the rise of contemporary Japanese horror and its international popularity at the turn of the millennium. Following the success of Hideo ... 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


A Curse is Born – Context and Background

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/9781911325291.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the context and background of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), starting with a synopsis of the film. Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on franchise was a principal instigator that drove the ... More


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