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).
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