The Japanese horror game (J-Horror) was well established by the 1960s. Nakagawa Nobuo's Jigoku (1960), Kobayashi Masaki;s Kwaidan (1964) and Shindo Kaneto's Onibaba (1964) has already achieved cut status. But it wasn't until the release of The Exorcist (1973) in the 1970s that a horror film captured and terrified worldwide audiences. The classic film's visual effects redefined the genre. Who could forget Linda Blair's 180 degree head turn or her spider-like climb to the ceiling? These two streams of horror films were the major influences on director Kuei Chih-hung.
|Title of host publication||Kuei Chih-hung, the rebel in the system|
|Editors||Sam HO, Cheuk-to LI|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||香港電影資料館 Hong Kong Film Archive|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
CHENG, M., & NG, S., (TRANS.) (2011). Twilight zone : evil in the atheist world of Kuei Chih-hung. In S. HO, & C. LI (Eds.), Kuei Chih-hung, the rebel in the system (pp. 88-91). 香港電影資料館 Hong Kong Film Archive.