Japan has produced the best horror movies to date. It may be the culture or just the language of Japan that makes their movies fun and, at the same time, scary to watch. If you are not acquainted with the Japanese horror movie industry yet, then you are missing a lot of good movies.
Add these titles to your horror movie binge-watching list:
One of the most recognizable movies from Japan. The movie was such a hit that it had a US remake entitled The Ring.
The movie is a 1998 horror flick about a videotape of a girl who was trapped in a well. Those who watched this short videotape will die in seven days unless you get others to watch the film. I do not want to ruin the movie for you but you really have to watch the twist at the end.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Most of you reading this article have not been born yet when this movie was shown. Cheap website traffic was not present then. No one was even talking about tech blogs or building a website.
It is a 1989 horror film about a Japanese who has a fetish with metals. He sought revenge on the people who had run him over in an accident. The movie did not have much dialogue, which pretty much added to the gruesomeness of it.
Even the title creeps me out. It is a movie directed by Sion Sono. It is a story of the massive suicides that are happening across Japan. The detective investigates these incidents and makes rational implications of these events.
The iconic scene wherein teenage girls jump in front of an incoming train still give chills to its movie watchers worldwide.
Ju-On: The Grudge
This is another popular movie that had gained international fame. It also had a remake with Sarah Michelle Gellar at the starring role. Both movies were directed by Takashi Shimizu.
It is a low-budget film about a house where murders occur. A new family moves inside the house and they are generally influenced by the weird events that happen inside their home.