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Horror to the ExtremeChanging Boundaries in Asian Cinema$
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Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099722

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.001.0001

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A Cinema of Girlhood:

A Cinema of Girlhood:

Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema

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Horror to the Extreme
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Jinhee Choi

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0002

This chapter examines the industrial, ideological, and aesthetic significance of a sonyeo (girls') sensibility to the Korean horror cycle of the late 1990s and early 2000s. It attempts to delineate the sonyeo sensibility portrayed in the Whispering Corridors (Yeogo geodam, 1998) series and A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon, 2003). It also argues that “sensibility,” provides a concept alternative to “sexuality,” on which many of the previous approaches to the horror genre have been based.

Keywords:   sonyeo sensibility, Korean horror, Whispering Corridors, A Tale of Two Sisters, sensibility, sexuality

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