Sake, sex and gore: The Japanese zombie film and cult cinema

Murphy, Kayleigh (2015) Sake, sex and gore: The Japanese zombie film and cult cinema. Asian Cinema, 26(2), pp. 193-203.

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Abstract

Zombie film is a minor, yet growing, sub-genre within Japan’s contemporary horror genre. This article seeks to situate this sub-genre within the context of cult cinema and examine the aesthetic qualities prominent within key Japanese zombie films. Using Mathijs and Mendik’s anatomical categories in conjunction with an exploration of the international marketing and reception of the sub-genre, this article discusses Helldriver (Nishimura, 2011), Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (Iguchi, 2011) and Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead (Tomomatsu, 2012) as key examples of the sub-genre’s cult designation.

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ID Code: 96101
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Japanese Cinema, Japanese Horror cinema, cult cinema, genre studies, horror cinema, zombie films
DOI: 10.1386/ac.26.2.193_1
ISSN: 1059-440X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Cinema Studies (190201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2016 23:41
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 14:09

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