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Ju-On: The Grudge

Marisa Hayes


Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on franchise was a principal instigator in the rise of contemporary Japanese horror and its international popularity at the turn of the millennium. Following the success of Hideo Nakata's Ringu (1998), the first cinematic release of Ju-on: The Grudge in 2002 crystallized Japanese horror's rise to prominence and outlined the new decade's thematic interest in supernatural technology and fear of contagions, while skilfully navigating domestic social concerns, such as Japan's growing elderly population and domestic violence. This book explores the production roots of Ju-on: Th ... More

Keywords: Japanese horror films, domestic violence, cultural influences, Takashi Shimizu, Ju-on franchise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325291
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marisa Hayes, author