Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, by Joshua Meyer. Noroi: The Curse is a strange little Japanese found-footage horror film whose plot defies succinct explanation. Similar to The Blair Witch Project, the movie is framed around the conceit of a documentary filmmaker having mysteriously vanished and left behind footage showing the events leading up to his disappearance. This particular filmmaker happens to be a paranormal researcher whose investigation of multiple leads introduces us to a lot of different story elements in the first hour.
Japanese horror is the latest trend in fright flicks that has turned into big business for Hollywood. The movement is being spurred on by successful remakes like The Ring and The Grudge , fed by increasingly strong video sales of imported titles and further driven by promising future remakes of supernatural shockers, many of which are now coming from other parts of Asia. Often shirking the blood and guts approach of slasher flicks and espousing a more psychological bent without a plethora of special effects, Asian cinema is reinvigorating American horror. The standard themes of the remakes focus on female spirits coming back to seek revenge or quench their bloodlust due to an unresolved conflict from their lives, usually their tragic murder. These ethereal, longhaired women with pale makeup are certainly creepy enough. Yet not all Asian horror movies are about spooky girls. As much as you want it to make sense, sometimes the image that comes out of nowhere is the one that stays with you forever.
80+ Top Asian Horror Movies!! (List is Updated Often!!)
The following is a visual summarization I have made with clips from many of the films I have talked about:. However with passing time, increased knowledge and attachment to my culture have allowed me to view these films as something more than just a source of entertainment. Thanks to all who tuned into Asian Scare, I hope most if not all, have a newfound appreciation for the horror genre.
A list of the best, extreme and latest Asian horror movies that you should definitely check out provided that you are a fan of the genre! R min Drama, Horror, Thriller. Votes: 52, Not Rated 96 min Horror, Mystery. A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.