Put No Picture Here

To all admirers of J-Horror; July 13th will mark the official start of the Japanese scary story season, as this was the day “The Exorcist” opened in Tokyo, back in 1974, starting the same chill wave of revulsion-fascination it sparked elsewhere. Furthermore, July 26th is Yurei (Phantom) Day, for on this day in 1825 “that Kabuki play” opened in old Edo theaters, a work of drama that was to become as notorious as Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” for the bad luck it would bring to theatergoers who mention it without due respect. The title? And the name of the main character? Believe me . . . you don’t want to know.

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Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.
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