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Darkbound is an amazing book. Michaelbrent Collings outdid himself with this book. It is not at all what I thought it would be. I took three nights to finish this book because I stayed up way past my bedtime. Darkbound was so suspenseful that I just kept on reading to…
Horror books Review
Beginning with Godzilla, Colette Balmain follows the evolution of Japanese horror from the 1950s to contemporary classics such as Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge. Divided thematically, she identifies the vengeful virgin, the demonic child, the doomed lovers, and the supernatural serial killer, relating them to traditional Japanese mythology and folk-tales. She also unpacks the aesthetics of the Japanese horror film and the uses of setting, lighting, music, and mise-en-scene that make Japanese horror such a visceral experience. She concludes with the impact of Japanese horror on contemporary American cinema, reading remakes of Ringu, Dark Water, and Ju-On: The Grudge.