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Analyse the conventions and achievements of the Japanese horror genre as represented by Dark Water and Ju-On (The Grudge)

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  • Essay length: 2095 words
  • Submitted: 22/03/2009
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Analyse the conventions and achievements of the Japanese horror genre as represented by Dark Water and Ju-On (The Grudge)

Japanese society is rarely valued as a 'compassionate' society, willing to alleviate suffering of others as oppose to other societies and cultures. The high suicide rate in this country justifies this. The lack of empathy can be portrayed in the media in the form of movies. Japanese horror has become increasingly popular throughout the years and has gained many loyal fans. Many people prefer Japanese horror to Hollywood horror as Japanese horror tends to have a tenser atmosphere. They are different to the typical horror movie and have an 'edge' to them. This is not necessarily because there is more blood or gore; purely because they have a realistic value as well as the 'chill factor'. People often watch horror movies because they are in need of a good thrill; it's a safe, entertaining way to get the blood pumping.

Over the last centaury horror movies have progressed rapidly. In the 1930s, Frankenstein became notably popular. Its distinct storyline had movie fans captivated in the latest movie phenomenon. Frankenstein is about the consequence of man playing God

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