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Japanese horror (. J-Horror. ) tends to focus on psychological horror and tension building, particularly involving ghosts and poltergeists. Many contain themes of folk religion, such as:. Possession and exorcism. ID: 685764 Download Presentation

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J-Horror

and

The Ring

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Definition:

Japanese horror (

J-Horror

) tends to focus on psychological horror and tension building, particularly involving ghosts and poltergeists. Many contain themes of folk religion, such as:Possession and exorcismShamanismPre-cognitionYokai

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The Yokai

The word means “otherworldly” and “weird”.

Yokai

range from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them.Often they posses animal features, and other times they can appear mostly human.Others look like inanimate objects or have no discernable shape.They usually have some supernatural power, with shapeshifting being one of the most common.

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Ghosts of J-Horror

Reikon

:Violent or sudden deathProper rights possibly not performedInfluenced by powerful emotionsThis can all lead to a transformation of the

reikon

into a

yurei

, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world.

Yurei

:

Death and purgatory

Proper funeral rites

Protectors of the familyReturn yearly during the Obon Festival

According to traditional Japanese belief, all humans have a soul or spirit called a reikon.

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The Yurei

Exists on Earth until it can be laid to rest

Must resolve the emotional conflict that ties it to the physical plane

Unresolved conflicts lead to hauntingExorcising a yurei must be done to help fulfill its purpose

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The Ring

2002 psychological horror film directed by Gore

Verbinski

Remake of Koji Suzuki’s novel and film Ringu (1998)Urban legend – cursed videotapeBased on Japanese folklore

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Bancho

Sarayashi”Translates to “The Dish Mansion at Bancho”Japanese ghost story of love separated by social class, broken trust and broken promises, leading to a dismal fateBased on the story of

Okiku

and the nine

plates

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