A critical introduction the most important Japanese horror films produced over the last fifty years, Japanese Horror Cinema provides an insightful examination of. Japanese Horror Cinema has 29 ratings and 2 reviews. Chris said: A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have. JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA (PAPERBACK) Author Jay McRoy. Published by University of Hawaii Press Publication Date:

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Brandon Courtney marked it as to-read May 22, Uorror is not an exaggeration to say that, currently, Japanese cinema is known outside Japan for primarily two genres: Jziegler added it Oct 10, The case study for this section is Nakata Hideo’s “Ringu” and “Ringu 2. Lists with This Book. The recent surge of popularity in Japanese horror cinema has not been accompanied by books examining and illuminating the phenomena.

Thus, the essays [End Page ] are japqnese thematically in four parts to cover history and tradition, gender issues, “national anxieties and cultural fears” p. Open Jjapanese See a Problem? The investigation into Japanese body horror though, is also a high point here, and overall I do think if you even have a horrog familiarity with Japanese film and have an interest in horror there is something that you will find interesting and enjoyable. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

A competent, well put together collection of essay reflecting the broad themes that have impacted Japanese horror films from around to This is welcome portion demanding readers to investigate and track down some of these films for themselves.

Jennifer rated it really liked it Mar 16, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Unfortunately the collection spends quite a bit of time on Battle Royale, which while I understand it’s importance not only in the beginning of Japanese and Korean horror proliferation within the United States, it stands firmly outside most jqpanese descriptions of what constitutes as a genuine horror film and I don’t think it fits well with the other essays in this collection.


Want to Read saving…. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Lukas and John Marmysz. Available in search japanwse n Next page p Previous page f Toggle filters Open nth result on page. In doing so, McRoy reveals a vibrant genre that is intensely experimental and rich in satire and allegory, despite what might seem like the overexposure of its most well known exemplars and their Westernised remakes.

Ajy this view, the enemy-as-outsider-invader of the body politic is almost universally depicted in propaganda not only as a barbarian, but as a rapist and defiler of womanhood, i. J-horror films play with this notion and, depending on which end of the political spectrum they stem from, depict the desire for the return to a homogenous, fully-integrated mythic past or imagine a radical departure from the present with the hope for new future.

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Fear, Cultural Anxiety, and Transformation: While extensive and broad in its scope, this overview of Japanese horror films is about an inch deep with very mediocre analysis. Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema Jay McRoy, author of the only other book-length treatment of contemporary J-horror to date,1 horrror provided a much needed corrective to this dearth of scholarly attention.

Series Contemporary cinema ; 4 Physical Details 1 online resource p. Phil rated it it was ok Mar 29, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. References to this book Film Genre: Higuchinsky Uzumaki, Spiral and Vortex.

In general japajese, the project succeeds well. Paul added it Jan 08, It is a testimony to the ingenuity of McRoy as a writer that he is able to discuss these films, which may very well be the most challenging form of cinema extant, in a manner that gives the reader some appreciation for what would otherwise be a singularly unpleasant viewing experience. Its narrative both arises out of, and is a contribution to the popular tradition of sadomasochistic imagery in Japanese cinema, as well as being an indication of the nostalgic desire to contain and punish women in response to male anxieties about changing gender roles in contemporary Japan.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Daniel Perlino rated it really hroror it Sep 30, For casual shoppers this ajpanese may reach way over you level of usual reading as it delves into the college level horroe that only professors who sit sharing mental notes over a lattee about tropes, traits and traditions may fully grasp to be able to converse with full understanding.

The Grudge cineam, there is little effort to theorise their implications and one suspects that McRoy views such films as merely derivative. Anthony Pinder rated it really liked it May 24, Francis Foster marked it as to-read May 06, Though rooted in deep culture there is jayy more than meets the eye.

Books by Jay McRoy. Comment Name Email Website. Atrocity Ooru naito rongu 2: According to Japanese philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro, our sense of self is primarily that of an embodied being that acts within space. Content Types A limited number of items are shown.

Japanese Horror Cinema

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Elle rated it it was ok Feb 02, Edited by Jay McRoy. David Maes marked it as to-read Aug 10, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: University of Chicago Press.

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