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Horror Movies Film Studies Part 2


Monster Cats & Dead Wet Girls: Japanese Horror for Stage & Film

In this single 80-minute class, learners will explore the role Japanese folklore has played in shaping the presence of the supernatural (ghosts, youkai, demons, etc.) in Japanese theatre and "J-Horror" cinema of Japan.
Jennifer M. Yoo
92 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
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80 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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Class Experience

Upon completing this class, students will have:
- Developed an understanding of how Japanese folklore has influenced both Japanese theatre as well as Japanese horror cinema
- Be able to better identify the key characteristics of a Japanese horror film and explain the origins behind them.
Japanese Theatre is not only my field of study, it is also my passion, and my dissertation focuses on the use of ghosts and related folklore in Japanese theatre and films. 

From 2017-2019, I spent two years living in Kyoto conducting my research for my doctoral dissertation, during which I regularly went to see Noh, Kabuki, and Takarazuka performances, at least one show per month, and studied Japanese folklore, ghost story literature, as well as participated in related events such as "ghost-storytelling tours" across Japan to better understand the role ghosts play in Japanese culture, especially their media, as well as how the character of these classic stories evolved into what is seen so regularly in Japanese films, etc. today.
Video clips will be shared as part of PowerPoint presentations via screen-share on Zoom and won’t require any external resource to view.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Given the topic of this class, discussion will include elements of horror and violence. Some of the video clips and images shown in class will be taken from horror films and ghost plays that may also contain scenes of violence or scenes that may be considered suspenseful/frightening. 


Jennifer M. Yoo
Lives in the United States
PhD and Experienced Teacher Specializing in Japanese Studies
92 total reviews
85 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jennifer Yoo. I am a Japanese Studies specialist, a teacher, a writer and playwright. I currently live in Massachusetts, but I have at one time or other called places ranging from Japan to Hawaii my home. During my free... 
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