Salvador Murguia's The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films (National Cinemas) PDF

By Salvador Murguia

Although the horror style has been embraced by way of filmmakers world wide, Japan has been probably the most prolific and profitable purveyors of such motion pictures. From technological know-how fiction terrors of the Nineteen Fifties like Godzilla to violent films like Suicide Circle and Ichi the Killer, eastern horror movie has a various heritage. whereas the standard of a few of those motion pictures has diversified, others were significant hits in Japan and past, scary moviegoers around the world. a lot of those films—such because the Ringu movies—have stimulated different horror productions in either Asia and the United States.

The Encyclopedia of eastern Horror Films covers almost each horror movie made in Japan from the previous century to this point. as well as significant and modest productions, this encyclopedia additionally beneficial properties entries on extraordinary administrators, manufacturers, and actors. each one movie access contains accomplished information, situates the movie within the context and heritage of jap horror cinema, and offers short feedback for extra reading.

Although emphasizing horror as a normal topic, this encyclopedia additionally encompasses different genres which are linked to this subject matter, together with Comedy Horror, technology Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of eastern Horror Films is a complete reference quantity that may attract either cinema students in addition to to the various lovers of this renowned genre.

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