The Best of Japanese Horror

The Japan Foundation is at it again, showing some Japanese classics — this time with a focus on horror — on the big screen with English subtitles for a very reasonable 600 yen.

Volume four of The Japan Foundation’s popular series of Japanese film screenings with English subtitles gathers some of the best horror stories to make you shiver and shake, and forget the late summer heat. There’ve been Hollywood remakes of Japanese horror flicks recently, and to see “Yotsuya Kwaidan” or “The Tale of Oiwa’s Ghost” here means to touch upon the point of origin of horror made in Japan, and learn the secrets of its international fame. After the showing of Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s “Seance (Korei)” there will be an admission-free talk session with the director, and with 600 yen 1-day passes are very reasonably-priced too. Even if this genre is not your thing, this occasion to see some outstanding examples of Japanese-style horror should be an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss. (REALTOKYO)

It takes place at the Japan Foundation Forum in Akasaka, September 16-18. Click here for the schedule.