Twilight zone : evil in the atheist world of Kuei Chih-hung

Matthew CHENG, Sandy NG (Translator)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKuei Chih-hung, the rebel in the system
EditorsSam HO, Cheuk-to LI
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Publisher香港電影資料館 Hong Kong Film Archive
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789628050598
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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