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Dark Water - Family Tragedy, Motherhood and Horror

By the turn of the century, Japanese horror cinema had earned a rare feat, by receiving critical acclaim and financial success inside and outside of its country of origin – deservedly and belatedly. 1.406 palabras más


Ep. 15: Ringu

Happy Halloween!

Reflecting this spooky day, Aruba and Chris tackle the most famous examples of J-Horror to ever grace the cinema, Nakata Hideo’s Ringu (1998). We chat about the film’s legacy, its theme of technophobia, the questionable gender politics, its updating of Japanese folk tradition, and whether or not it remains affective today. 206 palabras más



Ringu (1998)
★★★ / ★★★★

Hideo Nakata’s “Ringu,” based on the novel by Kôji Suzuki, is a horror film more interested in telling a strong story and establishing a consistent feeling of doom than delivering standard scares in which viewers are compelled to jump out of their seats. 577 palabras más


Dark Water (2002)

Original title: Honogurai Mizu no Soko kara

After he helped to usher a new wave of Japanese horror into the west, Hideo Nakata consolidated his position as the pre-eminent teller of screen ghost stories with… 816 palabras más


REVIEW: Sadako (2019)

Horror films seem to lend themselves to franchises, as audiences crave to revisit the monsters and villains that entertained them so much in the earlier instalments. 763 palabras más


Preview: Stigmatized Properties

Director Hideo Nakata, who most might remember as being the person at the forefront of J – Horror, has a new project at the start featuring J – Idol boy band KAT – TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi as the male lead. 476 palabras más


#28: Ringu 2 — Return of the ring

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of good things to say about Ringu 2. I thought the ending of the first film was jarring insofar as demanding an immediate sequel – which only came out a whole year later. 187 palabras más