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Conclusion

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/9781911325291.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter highlights how, despite the mixed critical reception it received outside Japan initially, Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) went on to become a founding pillar of the contemporary ... More


New Curses Are Born – Legacy

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/9781911325291.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the legacy of Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). The film's theatrical distribution in January of 2003 brought unexpected success in Japan and sparked a fury of ... 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


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


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


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


Nature of the Curse – Analysis

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/9781911325291.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). The film's links to the revenge hauntings outlined in onryō tales are undeniable, yet it is also true that Kayako's angry ghost ... More


New Media’s Impact on Horror Cinema

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835941
eISBN:
9780824871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the impact of new media on contemporary Japanese cinema, especially the horror film genre “J-horror.” Through an analysis of Shimizu Takashi's 2004 film Marebito, it considers ... More


Japanese Horror Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter seeks to address some of the major contributions to what has become Japan’s most internationally visible and celebrated genre since Ringu: the J-horror film. It covers discourse on films ... More


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