Saturday, March 26, 2011
I find Japanese horror to be very entertaining because it adds the element of humor to most of its films, while most American horror movies are strictly suspenseful or filled with terror. Although Uzumaki is considered horror, the way it was filmed and the effects and dialogue were pure comedy. Unlike actual Japanese horror films, American versions of them tend to actually be scary - I attribute this to the advancements in the film industry and the budgets of American films compared to Japanese; Uzumaki had a budget of 1,000,000 while movies such as The Ring have 50 million dollar budget. Overall, I really enjoy the Japanese horror films when I'm in the mood for a laugh, but enjoy the true American 'horror' films much more.