Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, by Joshua Meyer. In the s, Western audiences gained more exposure to Asian horror films through Hollywood remakes starring western actresses like Naomi Watts, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Connelly. Kickstarted by the commercial success of The Ring, the remake machine quickly went into overdrive and eventually sputtered out.
You haven't seen horror until you've seen these iconic flicks from Asian cinema. This psychological horror movie tells the story of a patient who leaves a mental institution after being treated for psychosis and returns home, where her younger sister and awful stepmother are waiting for her. Saying anything else about this story would be destroying this work of art of Korean cinema, but keep an eye on its director, Kim Jee-Woon, who's responsible for other great movies from the genre.
Photo: MM2 Entertainment. Director Osman Ali theorises that even though Asians are modern, our societies still hold on to beliefs in mystical elements. And though this bodes well for the horror movie industry in general, it has also resulted in a glut of sorts.
I have to be in a certain mood to watch Asian horror. However, at some point, I just got tired of these conventions and stopped watching. Let us know in the comments if you have additions or objections! When horror fans talk about Asian horror, chances are they are mostly thinking about East Asian films—often forgetting the great horror traditions of the vast Indian subcontinent.
In the past 20 years, Asian horror has emerged as a major force in the genre. Korean horror, for example, practically invented a new sub-genre of revenge-themed psychological thrillers, pioneered by Chan-wook Park. On top of that, something about the cultural difference makes these films extra-scary to Western audiences.
Over the past few years, horror fans have been spoiled by a steady parade of outstanding studio films Get OutAnnihilationA Quiet Place. Sort of. But ahead of the official horror season fall, of coursethe spring and summer months did manage to deliver some lovably mad thrill rides like Crawl and Ready or Not and a slew of smaller, more adventurous releases pushing the form in exciting directions: There were dance parties in hell, really disturbing drug trips, meditations on trauma, murderous works of art, alpine witches, and more.
It was the best of horror movies, it was the worst of horror movies! The genre renaissance of this past decade continues unabated intowith no shortage of streaming screams and theatrical terrifiers to slake your thirst for thrills, chills, and blood spills. Synopsis: James and his wife Casey load up their two teenage kids and head out to a remote cabin in Oregon Synopsis: Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the
Whether it's a physical menace — from Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger — a psychological thriller like "The Haunting" or the tension of a found-footage movie like "The Blair Witch Project," horror continues to evolve. Here are 25 pivotal moments in horror with films that have touched a nerve in the public and influenced the industry. Boris Karloff's portrayal of a patchwork creature brought to life with a murderer's brain is the more well-known version, but it was a minute short 21 years earlier that spawned one of the first and greatest cinematic monsters ever created.
The truth is, that despite common belief, horror is not dominant at all as a genre in Asia; in fact the only time it ever was, was during the J-horror explosion. Victims are shown to be impaled with metal poles, harm their arms ripped off, disemboweled or just ripped to pieces. Non-lethal injuries, from being sprayed with accident or shown with melted body parts, run rampant in the film much like the actual body modification processes shown. On top of it all, the gratuitous and frequent child nudity for both male and female children, many of whom are barely double-digits in age if that, creates such a disturbing and uncomfortable feeling that permeates itself in the latter half when the action kicks up.