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


The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond

Paperback Published: 20th February 2007
ISBN: 9781932234084
Number Of Pages: 320

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Navigating the numerous versions released in the U.S. and Japan of The Ring, The Grudge, Tomie and other films and sorting out the finest output of legends like Takashi Miike is an intimidating task. J-Horror breaks down each and every franchise, from the narrative to the talent behind the screen and other trivia, for a greater understanding and appreciation of the genre. Learn about the influence Japanese folklore and ghost stories had on J-Horror, and the influence of J-Horror on American cinema. Just don't forget your copy on the way to the video store!

Industry Reviews

"David Kalat's writing style is easy to follow and well-paced. With very little knowledge of or interest in horror films, I initially thought this was going to be a difficult read. I needn't have worried..." - PopCultureShock

"The resulting critical eye and even handed explorations of the artistic, cultural, and economic context for works popularized by the explosion in interest in The Ring presents a convincing case for developing an respect for the aesthetic and the minds behind it. " - Ain't it cool News

"Thanks to Kalat, I know that I'll be haunting the video store, clutching my already crumpled, scribbled list." --Fangoria

"Kalat doesn't pander to fanboys here; he looks at the phenomenon of Japanese-style horror movies in an objective light. Highly recommended." --Popculture Shock

"Kalat's prose is a pleasure to read. A very detailed and balanced account warmly recommended to all film fans." --Japan Navigator

"A very rich and thorough treatment of the history, details, trends and people behind exemplar films of this genre. I can in fact wholly recommend this book to anyone even slightly interested." --SaruDama

Acknowledgementsp. ix
A Note on the Textp. xi
Dead Wet Girlsp. 1
J-Horror has Two Daddiesp. 20
The Haunted Schoolp. 51
Junji Ito Will Not Diep. 69
You are the Disease and Kiroshi Kurosawa is the Curep. 96
A Ghost is Bornp. 121
The Unquiet Deadp. 144
Whispering Corridorsp. 180
Eye on Hong Kongp. 221
J-Horror American Stylep. 239
The J-Horror Roundupp. 266
Filmographyp. 271
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ISBN: 9781932234084
ISBN-10: 193223408X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20th February 2007
Publisher: Vertical Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1