Title: A discussion into whether ?J Horror' is a term of national identity, or cinematic sub-genre, using the texts; Ringu (1998), Audition (2000) and Ju-On (The Grudge) (2003).

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Subject: Music and Movies
Author: Jason C
Date: February 27, 2013
Level: University
Grade: B
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The success of the film, and subsequent remakes (Ringu 2 (1999), Ring 0: Birthday (2000)) breathed life into the Japanese horror genre, as a number of similar films came to surface; Ju-On (The Grudge (2003)), Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Dark Water (2001), Kairo (Pulse (2001)) and Kaosu (Chaos (2000)), to name but a few...

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It wasn't long however until these films were influencing the rest of Asia, with a stream of Korean (Phone (2001), Tale of Two Sisters (2003)) Thai (Bangkok Haunted 2001) and Chinese (The Eye (2002)) films coming to surface. Hollywood saw potential in these films and bought the rights to Ringu (1998), with the idea of remaking and repackaging the original in an attempt to reawakening the struggling Hollywood's horror genre, which for a number of years had been running out ideas, exhausting the ?stalk and slash' model to it's extremes, with such reincarnations as Jeepers Creepers (2001) Cabin Fever (2002) and Wrong Turn (2003) taking it upon themselves to recycle successful ?gore-fests' that had entertained the horror fan 20 years previously...

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