Audition (オーディション; Ōdishon) is a 1999 film directed by Takashi Miike based on a Murakami Ryu novel of the same title, starring Ishibashi Ryo and Shiina Eihi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Audition (1999 film)"
Cure (キュア, Kyua) is a 2001 film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki and Anna Nakagawa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cure (film)"
Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, who is better known as the director of Ringu and Ringu 2, and based on a work by Koji Suzuki. Its Japanese name is Honogurai mizu no soko kara (仄暗い水の底から), which is also the name of the horror anthology by Koji Suzuki. The film is based on the first story, Floating Water. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dark Water (2002 film)"
Dark Water is a 2005 American horror film directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly. The film is a remake of the 2002 Japanese film of the same name, and also stars John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Perla Haney-Jardine of Kill Bill: Volume 2 ( 2004) fame and Ariel Gade. The film is based on the short story Floating Water from the Koji Suzuki horror anthology Honogurai mizu no soko kara. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dark Water (2005 film)"
Dark Water is the English title of a book by Koji Suzuki, originally published in Japan as Honogurai mizu no soko kara ( Kanji: 仄暗い水の底から; literally, In the Depths of Dark Water). The book is a collection of short stories, first published in 1996, and released in an English translation in 2004.. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dark Water (book)"
The Guinea pig films (from the Japanese "ginipiggu") were a series of 1980s Japanese horror films with extremely detailed special effects. They became infamous when Charlie Sheen mistook one for a snuff film and contacted the FBI to report it. They have since been reissued on DVD in the United States and in the Netherlands. The tapes were catapaulted to a new level of infamy in the late 1980s and early 1990s when the first five films of the series were found showcased in the 6,000 videotape collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, who, suffering from delusions which warped his perception of reality, re-enacted scenes from the films as a part of his crimes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Guineapig films"
Hideo Nakata (中田秀夫 Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961, in Okayama) is a Japanese film director. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hideo Nakata" This text is made for shortopedia
Hideshi Hino (born April 19, 1946) is a manga artist who specializes in horror stories. His comics include Hell Baby, Hino Horrors, and Panorama of Hell. He also wrote, directed and starred in one of the Guineapig movies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hideshi Hino"
J-Horror is a term used to refer to Japanese contributions to horror fiction in popular culture. Whereas American modern day horror films tend to rely heavily on special effects and a multitude of sub-genre (i.e. slashers, demons, extraterrestrials, etc.), J-horror tends to focus on the psychological fear factor and tension building ( anticipation), particularly involving ghosts and poltergeist. (see psychological horror) Certain popular J-Horror films are based on manga (e.g. Tomie, Uzumaki and Yogen). Many contain themes of folk religion such as: possession, exorcism, shamanism, precognition, and yōkai. ...more on Wikipedia about "J-Horror"
Ju-on (呪怨) is the title of a series of four horror films by Japanese director Takashi Shimizu. Shimizu attended the Film School of Tokyo, where he studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kurosawa helped Shimuzu shepherd the Ju-on projects to fruition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ju-on"
Ju-on 2 (呪怨2) is the second film in the Japanese horror series. The film was released in Japan on March 25, 2000 and was later released onto video on April 14, 2000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ju-on 2"
Junji Ito (伊藤 潤二 Itō Junji, July, 1963 - ) is an author of Japanese horror manga. ...more on Wikipedia about "Junji Ito"
Kairo ( 2001) (aka Pulse) is a film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The plot centers around ghosts invading the world of the living via the Internet. The film is a philosophical exploration into the disaffection and loneliness of modern existence thanks to technology and more specifically, the Internet. Communication breakdown and isolation is the main theme of the film. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kairo (film)"
Katasumi and 4444444444 is a 1998 Japanese horror short film. The short film is directed by Takashi Shimizu and is a prequel to the later Ju-on movies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Katasumi and 4444444444"
Kazuo Umezu (楳図 かずお Umezu Kazuo, September 3, 1936) is a famous author of Japanese horror manga, often considered to be the godfather of the genre. He had his first book of manga published while still in high school and made manga his career immediately upon graduation. After moving to Tokyo in 1962 he developed his famous detailed horror manga style and has since published his comics in every genre from horror fiction to science fiction to humour. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kazuo Umezu"
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (黒沢 清 Kurosawa Kiyoshi) is a Japanese filmmaker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kiyoshi Kurosawa"
Kōji Suzuki (鈴木 光司 Suzuki Kōji) is a Japanese writer born in 1957 and currently lives in Tokyo. Koji Suzuki is the author of the Ringu cycle of novels. His first book, Ring (also known as Ringu) has been made into both a Japanese and American movie. Fluent in English, he has written several books on the subject of fatherhood. His hobbies include traveling and riding motorcycles around (hobbies found on the back of The Ring, 2002, Koji Suzuki). ...more on Wikipedia about "Koji Suzuki"
Kwaidan (怪談 kaidan) is a Japanese word that, in its broadest sense, refers to any ghost story. However, the word was popularised in English by Lafcadio Hearn in his book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things as denoting a particular genre of old Japanese tales. Many such tales were included in the aforementioned book, and others include the story of Okiku. The film Kwaidan drew its four stories from Hearn's book. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kwaidan"
Rasen (Spiral) is the second book of the best-selling trilogy of Ring, Spiral and Loop by Koji Suzuki, who is often referred to as Japan's Stephen King. It was adapted into the 1998 Japanese horror film by Jōji Iida, the first sequel to the popular film Ring. Both stories have to do with a bizarre videotape which kills its viewer within a week of watching it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rasen"
Ring (リング, Ringu) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel by Koji Suzuki of the same name. The film was later remade in Korea as The Ring Virus ( 1999), and in the United States as The Ring ( 2002). ...more on Wikipedia about "Ring (film)"
Ring 2 (リング2 Ringu 2) ( 1999), directed by Hideo Nakata, is the sequel to the Japanese horror film, Ring. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ring 2" I wish I had a shortopedia.
Rings is a 2005 American horror short film. It was initially released as an extra disc with a re-release of The Ring on DVD. The events in Rings lead up to the sequel The Ring Two. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rings (short film)"
Shikoku is a J-Horror film written and produced in Japan in 1999. It was produced by Shunichi Nagasaki and written by Kunimi Manda and Takenori Sento. The tagline used for the film was "Some things are better left dead...", with the genre of the film fitting into Horror/ Thriller. The title is a play on words. In Japanese, depending on which kanji is used, "shikoku" can mean "four countries" (which is the name of the island where the movie is set) or it can mean "land of the dead" . ...more on Wikipedia about "Shikoku (film)"
Takashi Shimizu (清水崇 Shimizu Takashi, born 27 July 1972 in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese film director, most famous for the Ju-on series of horror films. ...more on Wikipedia about "Takashi Shimizu"
The Grudge is an American horror/ thriller film released in 2004 (see 2004 in film), a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge (2003). It is directed by Takashi Shimizu, who wrote and directed the original film, while Stephen Susco scripted the remake. In the same tradition as the original, the story is told through a non-linear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Grudge" The article you are reading is from shortopedia
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