Japanese Horror

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  1. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    Recently I've been getting a real itch for some good Japanese Horror and was hoping to get some suggestions on here. But first, I want to make a few things clear...

    I am well aware of movies such as the following, so don't mention them...

    1. Ringu (I own it in fact)
    2. Ju-On (Borrowing it from my roommate)
    3. Uzumaki (own it)
    4. Dark Water
    5. Pulse
    6. One Missed Call (want to see the original before the remake)
    7. Tale of Two Sisters (borrowing it from my roommate)
    8. Reincarnation (borrowing it from my roommate)

    I am looking for HORROR, and by that I mean real horror, not overly violent movies such as the following, this includes anything by Miike, Yes he is great, but I want HORROR not uber violent action/drama movies...

    1. Ichi the Killer (seen it...wish I hadn't)
    2. Oldboy
    3. Audition
    4. Battle Royale (I own it, I love it)

    Any other suggestions are more than welcome, thanks a bunch ^^
     
  2. RandomFerret

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    Check out Spiral.

    WARNING: May be TOO Japanese.
     
  3. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    omg...I thought myself and my college friends were the only ones to claim something as TOO japanese. But then again, we were in the anime club back then so we know what we were tlaking about lol

    BTW would that be based on the anime? I've abandoned anime some time ago but I do remember a manga by that name.
     
  4. Bendimus Prime

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    Not Japanese, but The Host is an awesome film.
     
  5. Blaster_Prime

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    So I hear, my roommate has that as well.
     
  6. drippy

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    Oldboy isn't horribly violent and/or HORROR. At least not in comparison to the other flicks you're already aware of. Or maybe I'm just desensitized. Hrm. Anyhoo, Oldboy isn't a horror flick.

    Speaking of Oldboy, the other two parts of the revenge trilogy are Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance (U.S. title).
     
  7. ranoobu

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    I think it's good to have recommendations on what NOT to watch.. since there's a bunch of horror types that just stink...

    Since you have Battle royale up there.. i'd like to recommend NOT watching battle royale 2...

    there was another horror movie i watched.. i think dolls (dolls eyes?).. or something.. that sucked too.. and another .. i think 7 horror stories.. or 7 ghostly tales.. i can't remember.. but if anyone can help out.. that would be great.. that one sucked too.

    Sadly.. besides what the OP posted.. i haven't seen a good jpn horror film since Battle Royale and Ringu.. love those two films
     
  8. Mr. Jiggles

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    Drippy is right, Oldboy isn't horror, and IIRC, isn't Japanese either.

    And I don't consider BR to be a horror flick. More action than horror.
     
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    Korean. :D 
     
  10. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Didn't see oldboy or audition. didn't see a few of those.. never interested me..
     
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    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    is Spiral the same as Uzumaki?
     
  12. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Seems like it
     
  13. bugmenot

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    Spiral is the US name for Uzamaki.

    I actually wouldn't suggest The Host. I thought the movie was horrible, I never saw any of the hype about it. It's not even a horror movie, it's a family drama.
     
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    Yes, they are the same thing.

    Yes, I don't read good.
     
  15. McBradders

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    I thought this thread was about Hentai.

    *sigh*
     
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    I'm sure there will be members of this board that can point you in that direction.
     
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    Please don't D:
     
  18. RandomFerret

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    Not all cartoon porn can be classified as japanese horror. A lot of it is drawn in Spain.
     
  19. Bendimus Prime

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    Plus, not all hentai has to be cartoons. This whale of an anime fan kept trying to bring over the live action La Blue Girl and show my old college roommate cause she thought it would help get in his pants.

    I've never seen a man so terrified in my life.
     
  20. Cheetatron

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    I saw "one missed call" and it sucked imo I didnt bother to finish it one good thing i can say about it is that the hottest chick from Battale Royale(Psycho Killer Chick) plays the lead role.
     

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