Japanese horror movies are a little different than Hollywood films. They exhibit the sheer worst side of humanity that an average movie-goer does not think upon on a normal level. They some way or the other are able to convince us the plausibility of a universe which twisted and horrific.
From classic black and white ghostly tales to modern takes on digital and cultural curses, Japanese horror filmmakers add an imaginative and creative flair to their films that can be hard to find in Western horror film-making. If you are a true admirer of the horror film genre, you can’t help but watch more of the “J-Horror”. With that said let us look at the list of top Japanese horror movies ever. You might even be able to some of these scariest best Japanese horror movies on Netflix.
12. Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
‘Ju-On: The Grudge’ is a pretty spooky J-Horror, but loses generally in other areas such as general filmmaking and storytelling. Takashi Shimizu crafts a chilling story of anger and revenge, with a gripping non-linear narrative and haunting sound design. The film is full of terrifying images, and quietly haunting moments that will rattle even the most jaded viewer. Shimizu clearly knows how to stage a scene for maximum effect, never relying on cheap gimmicks or jump-scares for results. It is a movie that demands your attention and is filled with memorable, breathtaking moments.
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11. Pulse (2001)