While, in the U.S., we reserve the honor of becoming a parade-less float for only the most uproarious Eddie Murphy vehicles, in Japan, this tremendous showing of giant foam respect has been shown for the upcoming Sadako 3D. Cultural differences!
The sixth film in the Ringu series--which I think involves the internet, but who knows--has already been bizarrely promoted through baseball and an inexplicable Hello Kitty tie-in. Now there's also this huge, tumor-like mass of hair and gross nails being driven around--which is actually a pretty normal promotional stunt in comparison. Especially if for comparison you use this example of a terrifying Sadako army piloted by sack-headed men, which is also something Japan has done:
I know hindsight is 20/20, but honestly, we retroactively look stupid for not doing this with Michael Keaton impersonators for Multiplicity.
As we learned through a trailer released in February, Japan is not yet done with their time-honored horror tradition of having long-haired girls climb out of screens. Quite the opposite, they've been investing heavily in long-haired girl screen technology, and now have a long-h... / Continue →
Over in Japan, where haunted videotapes hold the kind of cultural significance America reserves for murderous, spiral-cheeked puppets, the sixth film in the Ringu series will open this year. It's called Sadako 3D, and judging by this brief teaser--oh shit, guys--THE RING GIRL I... / Continue →
In a departure from their typical cute, moving, beautifully-animated projects, Studio Ghibli recently made this semi-live-action short where a giant, awful alien asshole ruins Japan with his awesome mouth-laser--just like how you assumed My Neighbor Totoro would end, until it d... / Continue →