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City on Fire's List of Essential Japanese Horror Cinema

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Pretty good list. The opening paragraph got me thinking: Why hasn't Chinese (mainly Hong Kong, but also Taiwanese and Mainland China) films of the horror genre achieved nearly as much success in the West as Japanese and later Korean outputs? The reasons briefly outlined in this article is part of the cause but I think generally in Chinese cinema there is simply less emphasis on making good chill to the bone horror as Japanese cinema. I reckon with Japan being modernized (Westernized) for some eight decades earlier than China is also a major cause.

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10 hours ago, De Ming Li said:

Why hasn't Chinese (mainly Hong Kong, but also Taiwanese and Mainland China) films of the horror genre achieved nearly as much success in the West as Japanese and later Korean outputs?

Because the Japanese & Korean output are typically and actually very scary. 

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