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Richard McCulloch <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:24:35 +0000
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Hi Sarah,

Japanese horror would definitely be a useful way of approaching the topic.
Both Colette Balmain's *Introduction to Japanese Horror Film* and Jay
McRoy's *Nightmare Japan* have sections on techno-horror, which is at the
centre of films like *Ringu*, *Kairo, J**isatsu Sākuru *and the *Chakushin
Ari* (One Missed Call) series.



On 21 November 2013 21:14, [log in to unmask] <
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> Dear all,
> I am teaching a course next semester on "Bad Devices": that is,
> contemporary media/technology in films and television wherein the
> camera/video, television, radio, telephone/mobile phone, Internet, GPS,
> gaming etc. become devices of tragedy, mishap, power-play, evil, even
> supernatural force that mess us up: Face in the Crowd, Quiz Show, Truman
> Show, Mothman Prophecies, Blair Witch Project, Ring/Ringu, Shadow of the
> Vampire, the holodeck in Star Trek, Matrix, eXistenZ, possibly BBC Sherlock
> (Scandal in Belgravia). I would greatly appreciate any advice on this
> topic-- there are so many possibilities in Anime and Manga, for instance,
> in films about "haunted technology" (a website devoted to it), but I would
> like some guidance on focusing it and on the most relevant criticism to
> give to my students.
> Thanks,
> Sarah Higley
> ----
> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite

*Richard McCulloch*
Lecturer in Film Studies
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS

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