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Cinema at the City's Edge$
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Yomi Braester and James Tweedie

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099845

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.001.0001

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Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns

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Cinema at the City's Edge

Dudley Andrew

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter focuses on the growing number of horror films across East Asia. It highlights Ringu (1998), a film which incorporates local and aesthetic preferences in a manner that thrilled audiences throughout East Asia and is considered as the origin of a powerful Asian cycle of ghost films. The chapter also examines box office films in the ghost genre, such as Double Vision (2002), Sorum (2001), A Single Spark (1995), 3-Iron (2004), and Tropical Malady (2004).

Keywords:   horror films, East Asia, Ringu, ghost films, Double Vision, Sorum, A Single Spark, Tropical Malady

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