With Jessie Alba’s The Eye remake blowing into the theatres this Friday, you might assume that I would make Asian horror the theme for this week’s installment of Coverbox Wednesday. While that is a good idea, the J-horror (or Asian horror, as Japan is certainly not the only contributor) movement had not been established back when I was working the viddie aisles in the early nineties. Sure, there were a few titles out there, like Kwaidan and the Chinese Ghost Story films, but the ball didn’t really get rolling until Ringu (The Ring) came along in 1998.
Still, the “ghost story” is a universal one, so that’s what I’m showcasing this week. Enjoy!
I apologize for the quality of some of these pics. I'm hoping to replace them with original captures if I can ever locate them.
For better or worse, I will be checking out The Eye remake this weekend, so look for my review shortly after. Later kids.
Aw "The Watcher in the Woods"...that brings back so many memories of only being allowed to watch "PG scary"; and, I will admit that it did do a good job.
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