Thursday, May 3

Experts in Asian Horror Movies

The release and eventual production of remakes for popular Asian horror movies such as Ringu and Ju-on, a growing number of people are getting interested in watching and learning more about scary Asian horror films. You have seen or read countless lists online on the best Asian horror movies and even where to watch Asian horror movies online. Let us take it a step further by understanding what makes an Asian horror film unique and different from its Western counterparts, why we see so much displaced body hair and other useful bits of information. Here are a number of publications related to Asian horror films. In case you have serious questions regarding scary Asian horror movies, a handful of email addresses have also been included.

Colette Balmain
Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (Email)
  • Introduction to Japanese Horror Film
  • Inside the Well of Loneliness: Towards a Definition of the Japanese Horror Film
  • ‘Oriental Nightmares: The ‘Demonic’ Other in Contemporary American Adaptations of Japanese Horror Film’ (Something Wicked This Way Comes: Essays on Evil and Human Wickedness)
  • Vengeful Virgins in White: Female Monstrosity in Asian Cinema (Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil)
Laurence Bush (Email)
  • Asian Horror Encyclopedia: Asian Horror Culture in Literature, Manga, and Folklore

Darell William Davis
  • Saving Face: Spectator and Spectacle in Japanese Theatre and Film

Charles Derry
  • Asian Millenial Horror (Dark Dreams 2.0: A Psychological History of the Modern Horror Film from the 1950s to the 21st Century)

Dimitris Eleftheriotis and Gary Needham

Barry Keith Grant and Christopher Sharrett
  • Demons in the Family: Tracking the Japanese “Uncanny Mother Film” from a Page of Madness to Ringu (Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film)

Steffen Hantke

Jim Harper

Brian Jarvis
  • Anamorphic allegory in The Ring, or, seven ways of looking at a horror video

David Kalat
  • J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond

Kristen Lacefield

Gina Marchetti and Tan See Kam

Jay McRoy

Bartłomiej Paszylk
  • Kwaidan (The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films: An Historical Survey)

Andy Richards

Chi-Yun Shin
  • Art of branding: Tartan "Asia Extreme" films

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano (Email)
  • Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema
  • J-Horror: New Media’s Impact on Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema 

Valerie Wee
  • Japanese Horror Films and Their American Remakes

Gina Wisker
  • Horror Fiction: An Introduction
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