Judge Dredd 3D I hated the new trend of 3D movies with a passion until Judge Dredd 3D arrived. Kwaidan 1964 Kwaidan might be the least scary film on this list. Dredd 3D was way better than I thought it would be. To what lengths will human beings go to survive? In this particular film, a husband kills his spouse and possibly his son after discovering that she had an affair with another man. The movie stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse living in Tokyo who finds herself in the clutches of a powerful curse that takes its victim's life before being passed onto the next person. The camera always seems to linger at an icy remove, building up a suffocating stillness and infusing the movie with dread. Here is a list of some of the horror movies you must not miss, in no particular order.
Handheld camera, found footage, and obstructed perspectives made The Curse one of the most intense and disturbing movies I've ever seen. Conclusion About the Author Associate Professor Valerie Wee teaches film and media studies in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. Audition 1999 The first Takeshi Miike film to gain traction in the West, Audition gave its audiences a view into what the director would become in famous for - unapologetic, often twisted films accented by their brutal violence. In the end, he tried to include the horror element, in an effort that resulted in an outcome that is too superficial to be a psychological drama, and too hesitant to be a horror film. The garden-variety horror movie but equally frightening. I like both for different reasons but the remake was better.
If anyone sees her, they die within three days. They use the same source material, but are completely unrelated films. When the film opens, our heroine, Yoshimi, is in the midst of a divorce and is fighting for full custody of her daughter, Ikuko. The film focuses on a paranormal investigator named Masafumi, who has become famous for his media work on the supernatural. Seventies horrors right up to elm street in 84 show teens as fairly homogenous in dress and behaviour even if there are nerds and jocks, and they behave unselfconsciously.
For me this movie is still retracing the steps of the original and I was downright irate over it. But its major theme - losing control of one's body and health - is one of the truest horrors we can face as humans. Soon after he meets and falls in love with a woman who looks just like the ghost. Set in war-torn Japan, it tells the story of a mother and daughter-in-law pair out for revenge. But there is a whole other world out there beyond those remakes. Audition's story starts off ordinarily enough; widowed Shigeharu Aoyama is lonely and looking to find new love.
Doesn't sound like a horror movie, does it? That said The Grudge is one of the few movies I can say creeped me out badly. The depiction of the conditions is not as realistic, but the film is still very entertaining. Takashi Shimizu, who was also the screenwriter, puts the events in a non-chronological order, trying to combine the terror with deeper thought. Maybe we'll give them a watch and revise this list in the future. A fun factoid worth noting is another Blob Remake is in the Works House of Wax Remake I have to admit right up front I avoided this film like the plague since the directors chose to pull a stunt move by casting Paris Hilton. The 2000s saw the advent of the Western J-Horror remakes, like The Ring and The Grudge, but few were worthy of comparison to the original Japanese films. When her daughter goes missing, things go from creepy to downright terrifying.
Add believable characters and Japanese cultural points like cleansing rituals and you are left with a quintessential Japanese horror experience. In particular, the latter is very convincing as both a happy wife and a confused and sad woman. The editing is sometimes frantic, sometimes uncomfortably slow. The remake will be directed by Luca Guadagnino I Am Love, Melissa P. That said there have been some great horror remakes made over the years and as horror fans if we hate on remakes simply because they are remakes we are fools.
Though I felt Miike's gratuitous exploration of the girl's motivation was overkill, Audition hits hard thanks to clever build-up and realism. The only thing she remembers is a name - Tomie. I watched it with a few friends in a very dark basement and had anything gone bump in the dark I would have gone screaming in acapello out the door. The sets, costumes, and cinematography all work together like a symphony. In Kairo, two storylines follow a central theme about malevolent spirits that are able to invade the world of the living through the Internet. The film is a big inspiration for the video games and movies related to Silent Hill.