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
American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore is about a group of disturbed film makers kidnapped 2 women and brought into there own twisted playground of drugs, torture,sadism,and murder in hopes to create there own snuff film. And through it all will leave you shocked and disturbed.
Direction is just as important as story and even more important than acting. For this reason I probably have more favorite directors than I do actors or actresses. Takashi Miike is easily in my top five all time favorite directors. Before there was Imprint(Masters of Horror Season 1 Episode 13), there was Ichi the Killer andHappiness of the Katakuris. And before those two cinematic gems there was Audition; an absolute masterpiece of Japanese horror film making.
Taken from a novel written by Ryu Murakami, Audition starts by introducing us to a widower,... Read More
The Psychology of Making Horror Movies Scary Did you every show a favorite terrifying horror move to a friend only to have them not frightened at all? Maybe it happened the other way around? Horror movies as a genre are one of the most complicated in the business, and a huge portion of this comes down to their effect and reliance on human psychology. The key components of this are not just individual but are also social and cultural, and it is only when these factors hit all of our triggers that we are the most terrified. One of the first things we need to take into account when looking at horror movie psychology is how... 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