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Kyôfu Coming to Haunt Japan in July





Is anybody really still watching J-horror anymore? I don't know about you guys, but we've pretty much had our fill of spooky little girls dressed in white with long black hair. Even our own Andrew Kasch only gets a half a chub when a new Japanese flick comes out, and that's really saying something!

For those of you following along the steps of the "J-Horror Theater" franchise, the sixth installment in the series (the other five films being Hideo Nakata's Kaidan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Retribution, Takashi Shimizu's Reincarnation, Norio Tsuruta's Premonition, and Masayuki Ochiai's Infection), Hiroshi Takahashi's Kyôfu, is getting set to make its debut in Japan this July. To help you gear up for this auspicious occasion, the official Kyôfu website has been launched. Right now it's only home to some teaser art, but we'll keep an eye on it in case anything interesting pops up.

There are no details available about the movie just yet, but we did manage to get our hands on a few stills to tide you over until something more meaty comes our way. Dig on them below courtesy of GOMORRAHY.com.

Kyôfu Coming to Haunt Japan in July

Kyôfu Coming to Haunt Japan in July

Kyôfu Coming to Haunt Japan in July

Kyôfu Coming to Haunt Japan in July

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Vanvance1's picture

I don't think Asians can make decent horror (and yes, I've sat through a lot of it). It's pretty much all on the level of Godzilla, which is great for b-movie laughs but not for impact.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 1:59pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

Oh no you didn't. I don't include Godzilla movies in my disliking of Japanese horror films. Godzilla rules! Gojira is NOT a B movie.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 3:03pm.
Vanvance1's picture

I love Godzilla. I own all the dvds (except the crappy American one). BUT I enjoy them in part for how awesomely ridiculous and often technically incompetent they can be.

P.S. I exclude the often excellent scores from the 'technically incompetent' mention in this message.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 9:54pm.
DavidFullam's picture

Here is how you make Kasch love it again-Have it break the 4th wall!


Submitted by DavidFullam on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:27am.
Floydian Trip's picture

J-Horror has never been good, imo. Except for Audition, Tale of Two Sisters and Evil Dead Trap.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 9:38am.
Cash Bailey's picture

I still have a major jones for Asian horror. As played-out and derivative as the whole thing has become I'd rather watch a less-than-stellar J-horror movie than some Hollywood remake bilge.


Submitted by Cash Bailey on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 6:03am.

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