DRtL Episode 49: Japanese Horror!

Posted on Sep 19 2016 in Episodes

Pay no attention to the creepy little girl in the corner whose long, wet black hair is covering her face — she’s not bothering anyone, we’re sure she’ll be fine. We’re back for our Japanese Horror episode! Tune in as we talk about the passing of Gene Wilder, and as we examine how things like the financial crisis Japan had in the 90s affected their horror movies, and the long shadow cast by the nuclear bomb while we talk about our favorite J-horror.


Bonus Features!

Podcasts mentioned by Jennifer:


Creepy Japanese Comics Stories by Junji Ito (super, super weird — don’t say we didn’t warn you):


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2 Responses to “DRtL Episode 49: Japanese Horror!”

  1. My reaction to Japanese horror in a nutshell: “Isn’t that great?” “Yeah…?”

  2. Two of my favorite Japanese horror movies are old ghost story classics – Ugetsu and Kwaidan. The more recent Kaidan is pretty decent, set in I want to say the 1700s? There’s also a horror-themed tokusatsu action series called GARO that has great costumes and cool, unique monster designs.

    One of the spookiest figures from Japanese urban legends is the Kuchisake-onna (slit-mouthed woman). Unfortunately none of the movies I’ve seen depicting her are particularly good :/

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