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Master of Horror: ‘Before We Vanish’ Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey Through Horror

During the height of the J-horror craze in the early 2000s, prolific director Kiyoshi Kurosawa stood out for taking a much different approach to horror. Instead of long-haired ghosts of vengeance that delivered jump scare after jump scare, Kurosawa instead delivered quiet, mounting dread, and his ghosts often spooked with their oppressive sorrow. Filmmaker, film […]
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