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Haunting Films From Japan

29 October 2010

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Haunting Films From Japan

The Japanese have long had a knack for telling a good ghost story. And for more than half a century they’ve been equally adept at putting those stories on the screen.

Yet Japanese movies featuring the supernatural are different from their Western counterparts.

Japanese spirits tend to be more passive-their mere presence often driving guilty souls to ruin or redemption.

Though such films can be enjoyed anytime, Halloween’s approach makes them especially attractive as a welcome twist to an otherwise predictable holiday.

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via The Wall Street Journal

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