Hirohiko Araki's Bizarre Horror Movie Analysis

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Hirohiko Araki's Bizarre Horror Movie Analysis (荒木飛呂彦の奇妙なホラー映画論 Araki Hirohiko no Kimyō na Hora Eiga-ron) is a book written by Hirohiko Araki.

Summary

Hirohiko Araki loves horror movies and the movies that he has watched has influenced many of his works including JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In this book, he writes about how it's related to his work and also analyzes horror movies from artist's point of view. The first section of the book is called the "Best 20 Horror movies chosen by Hirohiko Araki".

Cover with the Obi off.

List

  1. Zombie (‘78 director’s cut)
  2. Jaws
  3. Misery
  4. I Am Legend
  5. Ninth Gate
  6. Alien
  7. Ring (TV version)
  8. The Mist
  9. Final Destination
  10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  11. Deliverance
  12. The Blob
  13. 28 Days Later
  14. Basket Case
  15. Sleeping With The Enemy
  16. No Country
  17. The Exorcist
  18. Funny Games (‘07 US remake)
  19. Hostel
  20. Wrong Turn

Movies Analyzed

Preface

  • Preface

Pt. 1: Zombie Movies

  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Zombi 2 (1979)
  • Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  • Braindead (Dead Alive) (1992)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • From Dusk Til Dawn (1996)
  • REC (2007)
  • REC 2 (2009)
  • Zombieland (2009)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)

Pt. 2: Attacked in the Country

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Motel Hell (1980)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Straw Dogs (1971)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • 2001 Maniacs (2005)
  • House of Wax (2005)
  • 2000 Maniacs (1964)
  • High Tension (2003)
  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Hostel (2005)
  • Calvaire (2004)
  • Motel (2007)
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  • Them (2006)

Pt. 3: Bizarre Murderers

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Wrong Turn (2003)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Link (1986)

Twilight (2008)

Pt. 4: Stephen King

  • Carrie (1976)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Misery (1990)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • The Dead Zone (1983)
  • Thinner (1996)
  • Dreamcatcher (2001)
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
  • Dolan's Cadillac (2009)

Pt. 5: Sci-Fi Horror

  • Alien (1979)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Blob (1988)
  • Phantom (1998)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • The Descent Part 2 (2009)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Hollow Man (2000)
  • Minority Report (2002)

Pt. 6: Animal Horror

  • Jaws (1975)
  • Open Water (2003)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • Link (1986)
  • Monkey Shines (1988)
  • Arachnophobia (1990)

Pt. 7: Constructed Horror

  • Deathtrap (1982)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Cube (1997)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Identity (2003)
  • Das Experiment (2001)
  • The Wave (2008)

Pt. 8: Irrational Horror

  • Funny Games (1997)
  • Who Can Kill a Child (1976)
  • The Forgotten (2004)
  • The happening (2008)
  • Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Pt. 9: Devils and Ghosts

  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Case 39 (2009)
  • Esther (2009)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
  • Ring (1998)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • Ju-On (2002)
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • The Omen (1976)

Pt. 10: On the Border with Horror

  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Basket Case (1982)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)

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