Back in the 2000’s, I was a J-horror junkie. For those who may be confused, J-horror stands for ‘Japanese Horror’. Now that we’re all on the same page, I can admit to you that these are really the only type of horror movies that truly give me the creeps. Sure there are a lot of the same bits played over and over in J-horror movies with various spooky ghosts and long dark-haired girls, but there’s just something about the atmosphere that they always nail. Speaking of, one of my favorites ever in the J-horror category is 2004’s Shutter (from Thailand more specifically), a story about a photographer who sees creepy images and shadows in his pictures and tries to understand why.
Yes, Shutter was terribly remade in American form in 2008, but the original is super spooky and the ‘bed scene’ definitely fits into that spooky category and gives me the creeps. The ghost is kind of a cover hog though. One thing I did learn from this movie aside from the fact that ghosts like to steal bed covers, is that if I have a lot of strain on my neck and shoulders – I shouldn’t rule anything out as far as why it’s happening. Watch the bed clip below and have sweet J-horror dreams!
Hi. I’m Tony. And I used to be a J-horroraholic. I would binge watch any and every Japanese horror title back when it was the cool thing to do. It got so bad that I finally had to go on the wagon and refrain from watching any creepy dark-haired Asian women crawling out of television sets. But now my friends, I’m afraid I’m about to slip and go off that wagon. Why you ask? Because of this!
That’s right, I don’t know how to read Japanese either! But I can tell that the movie is SADAKO VS. KAYAKO!!! For those not following, it’s basically The Ring vs. The Grudge. The teaser trailer is everything that it should be, including a lot of loud and unnecessary sounds and music. Many will tote this as being the Japanese version of Freddy vs. Jason and I can agree with that, but I’m hoping that Sadako vs. Kayako is so bat-shit crazy and ridiculous that it will surpass the former on every level. This looks like it will be released in June this year, so stay tuned to see if the actual movie lives up to the much deserved hype of the teaser trailer!