Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 October 2008

232 Pages | 9 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748624751

Bookseller Code (01)

Introduction to Japanese Horror Film

Colette Balmain

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Covers classics of Japanese horror film such as Pitfall, Tales of Ugetsu, Kwaidan, Onibaba, Hellish Love and Empire of Desire alongside less well-known cult films such as Pulse, St John's Wort, Infection and Living Hell: A Japanese Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Includes analysis of the relationship between cultural mythology and the horror film.
  • Explores the evolution of the erotic ghost story in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Examines the contemporary relationship between Japanese horror film and American horror"

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