Despite being just scary enough, Japanese horror movies exhibit the sheer worst side of stuffs that an average movie-goer or a person does not think upon on a normal level. Even when producing movies of such kind, they some way or other are able to convince us the plausibility of it, which on one level is extremely difficult to achieve, but they seem to do it with ease. When we give a thought upon what inspires people there to make films of such kind, reflects a general consensus of their culture itself- which in itself is what cinema does fundamentally. 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)
‘Pulse’ is a film that chooses computer technology and the existence of the afterlife, as its plot elements, and puts an unexpectedly thoughtful twist on each individual subject. It treats ghosts with care as much as it does computers. This is a slow burner that moves gradually slotting in the various pictures of the jigsaw as its final game plan becomes apparent. Saying too much would spoil the intriguing, dream-like narrative; suffice to say that this is a film that doesn’t disappoint at any stage during its progress and hence is a must watch.