By Valerie Wee
The Ring (2002)―Hollywood’s remake of the japanese cult luck Ringu (1998)―marked the start of an important pattern within the overdue Nineties and early 2000s of yank diversifications of Asian horror motion pictures. This e-book explores this complicated means of variation, paying specific awareness to many of the ameliorations that take place while texts move cultural obstacles. via shut readings of various jap horror movies and their Hollywood remakes, this learn addresses the social, cultural, aesthetic and common good points of every nationwide cinema’s method of and illustration of horror, in the subgenre of the ghost tale, tracing convergences and divergences within the movies’ narrative trajectories, aesthetic kind, thematic concentration and ideological content material. In evaluating modern eastern horror movies with their American diversifications, this e-book advances current reports of either the japanese and American cinematic traditions, by:
- illustrating the ways that each one culture responds to advancements in its social, cultural and ideological milieu; and,
- examining eastern horror motion pictures and their American remakes via a lens that highlights cross-cultural trade and bilateral influence.
The publication might be of curiosity to students of movie, media, and cultural studies.