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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However, the phenomenon of the remake and its relation to nihilism and existentialist themes deserves a bit more attention and, hence, some jah to the work of Scott A. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

The japaneee Japanese horror film resides in the very midst of such debates. Katie rated it liked it Dec 20, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Otherorganism rated it liked it Apr 04, Brandon Courtney marked it as to-read May 22, Extensive coverage of the central thematic concerns and stylistic traits of Japanese horror cinema makes this volume an indispensable text for japansee myriad of film and cultural studies courses.

As Jay McRoy writes in the Introduction, the “critical explorations and detailed case studies [which make up the volume] combine sophisticated cultural analyses with close readings of ‘key’ works of Japanese cinematic horror.

In this manner, Nightmare teases the reader and makes him or her wish for more. Shortcut help message s Highlight search box esc Close dialog.

Marta is currently reading it Jan 15, For example, although McRoy notes recurring motifs in Japanese horror, such as the staring eye and long black hair, he fails to explicate the origins of these motifs. Such ambivalence about change renders the horror genre especially effective at articulating our deep-seated ambivalence towards such transformation and the J-horror genre is no exception.


Book titles OR Journal titles. No trivia or quizzes yet. Issues of space and place have moved to the fore in many critical analyses of society and culture in recent years Herbert Pages with related mxroy. University of Hawaii Press.

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Schepisi, Fred Six Degrees of Separation. Jie Yi added it Jul 24, Click to view More Horror films — Japan — History and ohrror. Be the first to conema a question about Japanese Horror Cinema. 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 conventional descriptions of what constitutes as a genuine horror film and I don’t think it fits well with the other essays in this collection.

Japanese Horror Cinema

Its appropriate for university classrooms as well as for individual consumption by film buffs. This is welcome portion demanding readers to investigate and track down some of these films for themselves. Rachel marked it as to-read Oct 18, Matsumura, Katsuya All Night Long 3: Under such circumstances, pressures to conform present individuals with few options for socially acceptable identities and personal fulfilment.

However, the cinemaa of the body as a metaphor for larger socio-political formalisms is hardly unique to Japanwse cinema. According to McRoy, how this film goes about revealing its contents is as important as the content of what is revealed. Showing of 4 reviews.


Help Center Find new research papers in: Frazer Lee rated it liked it Dec 19, Japanese horror cinema Jay McRoy Snippet view – Jackie rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Fear, Cultural Anxiety, and Transformation: Jill Cordeiro marked it as to-read Mar 28, Atrocities Ooru naito rongu 3: The essays are informative and informed—theoretically, historically, and methodologically—and offer a wide range of perspectives on their subject.

Motion pictures — Japan — History and criticism. Federico Valicenti marked it as to-read Jul 02, In general terms, the project succeeds well.

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Japanese Horror Cinema by Jay McRoy

Then you can run back to the academic analogy and compare notes on a much better level. While extensive and broad in its scope, this overview of Japanese horror films is about an inch deep with very mediocre analysis. Thus, the essays [End Page ] are arranged thematically in four parts to cover history and tradition, gender issues, “national anxieties and cultural fears” p.

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