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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 08:53 AM
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3. J-horror is the only genre that appeals to me anymore
I've always dug ghosts and the supernatural, so this is a natural. J-horror's heavily steeped in the supernatural; angry ghosts bent on revenge against people who had little or nothing to do with their demise. It's so remorseless and relentless, everybody's head is on the chopping block, it's not just the cheerleaders in their underwear like in Western horror.

There's no formula to J-horror, and there's rarely a completely happy ending. And they're so surreal, the living are in and out of the realm of the dead and vice-versa at any given time.

The Grudge scared the crap out of me. The notion that a vengeful ghost will take everybody gets it hands on, no matter their level of innocence....well, that's kind of the basis of western religion, isn't it? No one's safe.

No, gore doesn't do it for me either. I've seen lasagna.
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