Critical Writing Index

J-Horror: New Media's Impact on Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema

by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall 2007, v. 16, no. 2, pp. 23-48

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano analyses the development of Japanese horror film genre 'J-Horror' in its symbiotic relationship with new media technologies. Concentrating on films by Shimizu Takashi and Hideo Nakata, he looks at the role of new media in forming the genre. The importance of DVD format distribution as well as the new aesthetics of these technologies are discussed in relation to a breakaway from the Hollywood-centric world of cinema.

(Key Words: independent film, Japanese cinema)

ITEM 2007.153 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

MarebitoShimizu Takashi

Jun-onShimizu Takashi

The GrudgeShimizu Takashi

RinguHideo Nakata

The RingHideo Nakata