Araki Hirohiko’s Bizarre Horror Film Essays (2011)
Speaking of JoJo: I keep meaning then forgetting to mention that I bought this book in Japan (in lieu of getting the Dio or Fugo novels, basically). I haven’t read much into it, but in the introduction, Araki gives his definition of “horror” so that the discussion takes place on level ground. It is this: Precious is a horror movie.
For posterity, this is Araki’s (idiosyncratic, but what did you expect) personal Horror Best 20. I have definitely not gotten all the titles down; my horror-fu is weaker than I thought. XD;
- Zombie (‘78 director’s cut)
- I Am Legend
- The Ninth Gate
- Ring (TV version)
- The Mist
- Final Destination
Akuma no ikenie (Devil’s Sacrifice, ‘74…… this one stumped me. Probably the Japanese title of a non-English film — lots of Italian Satan-schlock in that period. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was ‘74, but I don’t think it’s that.)according to helpful Tumblrer enterthemoonlightgate (see other edits below), this is in fact Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
asshutsu (Escape...? again, stumped.)Deliverance.
- The Blob
- 28 Days Later
- Basket Case
- Sleeping With The Enemy (yes, the Julia Roberts domestic abuse psycho-thriller)
- No Country (…surely he doesn’t mean No Country For Old Men?)
- The Exorcist
- Funny Games (‘07 US remake)
Kuraimori (…not a damned clue, though it’s written in katakana if that helps.)Wrong Turn
DISCUSS. I think I would have expected Final Destination to come in higher, actually, that shiz is basically Araki-bait.