Annika Marx is one of the directors of DREAD’s upcoming horror anthology death december! Annika’s death december The segment is called “Christmas Corpse”, and it’s a tribute to J-Horror (not only stylistically, but also because it deals with suicide caused by burnout; the Japanese created a word for it because that it happens so often: “Karoshi”).
death december Synopsis:
A collection of 24 films that takes a look at the dark side of the holiday season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; connected by short, animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.
It is therefore normal that the theme of Annika’s Dread X List is J-Horror films that have not yet had a remake! Read her selections below.
Uzumaki a.k.a Spiral (2000)
Manga adaptation by one of Japan’s most creative creators. A real source of motivation and inspiration for filmmakers. Overload of creativity and non-stop quirk.
Visitor Q (2001)
WTF disturbance with the best quote in movie history during a necrophilia scene (rest assured, no spoils here!).
Jigoku a.k.a Japanese hell (1999)
Terrifying Japanese visions of hell in colorful imagery and a touch of ’90s nostalgia.
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
Super weird and super funny at the same time. A classic tale of young teenagers traveling through an abandoned and (surprise) haunted house.
This sci-fi horror can take inspiration from Elisa Lam’s famous true crime case.
Tokyo gore police (2008)
A dystopian world with bloody battles against mutant rebels. Most gory and disturbing – and because of it, quite entertaining to watch.
Tetsuo: the iron man (1989)
Japanese cyberpunk horror film from cult director Shinya Tsukamoto.
More drama than horror, but very disturbing.
Another beautiful Manga adaptation. So, so, so bad that it’s awesome to watch with friends.
Quite twisted film, a little confusing but very intriguing and very disturbing.