It’s safe to say that we’ve created our share of iconic horror characters here in America. Horror icons like Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Michael Myers (Halloween), or Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th) are so highly recognizable, that they’re pretty much synonymous with the mere concept of a horror movie. Even so, no country handles horror quite like Japan does.
Japanese horror films have a much-deserved reputation for... Read More
Some of the best horror films in the world have only come out of Japan. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable Japanese horror movies. 10. DARK WATER Dark Water is a 2002 horror-drama from director Hideo Nakata. The film is based on a piece of work by Koji Suzuki. The film was remade for Western audiences in 2005. directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly. In Dark Water, Yoshimi (Hitomi Kuroki) is in the middle of an ugly divorce and has to move into a dilapidated apartment with her daughter. A leak forms in the building’s ceiling and gets worse... Read More
Not since "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999 has a horror film taken such a creative approach to conjure scares as "Unfriended." It's a cautionary tale of a group of friends who become the target of an unseen cyber-entity starving for revenge. What makes this film so different is that it's shot looking at a computer screen. The actors interact through Skype, with backstory elements handled through online searches. Even the soundtrack is created using the tunes stored on one of the computers. The approach — much as the "found footage" construction of "The Blair Witch Project" — is jarring at the start. The main image of the... Read More