Japanese Horror Cinema

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A much-needed critical introduction to some of the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years This book provides an insightful examination of the tradition's most significant trends and themes. It looks at the genre's dominant aesthetic, cultural, political and technological underpinnings, while individual chapters address key topics such as the debt Japanese horror films owe to various Japanese theatrical and literary traditions; the popular 'avenging spirit' motif; the impact of atomic warfare ...

Japanese Horror Cinema 2005, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9780748619955

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