Synopses & Reviews
"There is a ton of useful information here to enlighten and entertain an eager fan. Thanks to Kalat, I know that I'll be haunting the video store, clutching my already crumpled, scribbled list." Fangoria
Written by David Kalat, the president of America's oldest independent DVD label (All Day Entertainment), J-Horror is an astute history of the eponymous international film genre, with a comprehensive catalog and guide through all the major horror films that both stoked and stayed the popularity of fear as a cinematic theme. J-Horror will no doubt also be a revelation to most readers, as it traces back many a horror-filmmaking career to an industry that was buckling under its own pretensions.
Navigating the numerous versions released in the U.S. and Japan of The Ring, The Grudge, Tomie and other films and sorting out the finest output of legends like Takashi Miike is an intimidating task. J-Horror breaks down each and every franchise, from the narrative to the talent behind the screen and other trivia, for a greater understanding and appreciation of the genre. Learn about the influence Japanese folklore and ghost stories had on J-Horror, and the influence of J-Horror on American cinema. Just don't forget your copy on the way to the video store!
The first year on the job a young idealistic teacher, tries to persuade a shy, virtually autistic boy call Tetsun to give up his obsession for flies. She changes her mind when she becomes aware of the breadth and depth of his knowledge of various flies. When a local food-processing factory begins to suffer from a fly problem, it is young Tetsun to the rescue, vindicating his teacher's belief in him.
About the Author
David Kalat is the author of indispensable books on film and television history, including The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse, Homicide: Life on the Streets: The Unofficial Companion and A Critical History and Filmography of Toho Godzilla Series. He regularly writes for Scarlet Street and Filmfax and is the president of the oldest independent DVD label in the industry, All Day Entertainment.