Review of Japanese Horror Films and the Their American Remakes

Marcus Harmes


Valerie Wee’s monograph on American remakes of Japanese supernatural horror films is a contribution to Routledge’s Advances in Film Studies series and examines a cluster of films made in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These are films which in their first incarnation were Japanese (such as Ringu) which were then remade by Hollywood (for example Ringu became The Ring).


Japanese, Horror, Culture, Remake, American Film

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Valerie Wee, Japanese Horror Films and the Their American Remakes: Translating Fear, Adapting Culture. New York and London: Routledge, 2014.



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