3. Spiral/ Uzumaki – 2000
Based on the horror manga by Junji Ito, also known as Uzumaki. He is recognized by his
surreal imagery and phobia triggering topics, which makes him on the top of Japanese
The movie tells the story of a cursed town haunted by an eerie entity of spirals. Though at
First, this symbol does not convey a threat. That is soon about to change as insanity.
It comes to people in this town once they are drawn into the spiral. To the point of
Worshipping it or to commit suicide. The narration then later shows how spirals live within
Ourselves and cannot be avoided. Our fingerprints, earlobes, hair whorls, and more.
The brilliance of helplessness of the protagonist to avoid the inevitable doom.
Fear of spiral triggers a phobia you didn’t know you have until after watching this film.
Now, Let’s move on to the top 2 Japanese Horror films you’ve never heard of that will.
Complete the real horror of reality and insanity.
2. Infection 2004
From the director Masayuki Ochiai who brought you Ju-On and Shutter. This movie
Comes to a horror genre close to our time now.
A bizarre contagious illness hit a small hospital with low on staff and with not enough.
Supplies. Sounds familiar? However, this is not your average zombie movie or a pandemic.
Theme. This one lingers on infecting the subconscious mind. The hallucinations and
The insanity of victims falling into this illness and having no known resolution.
A Psychological horror film that is open for interpretation. The touch of green goo that
Represents the infection also creates an eerie territory of horror. There are small details.
That depicts later down the movie. These are gems you need to keep an eye out through.
Once you have seen the movies listed here and your visuals and mind have been scarred.
You are now ready for the last one that will complete the mental therapy you asked for.
1. A Page of Madness – 1920
A 1920’s silent film that takes you into the world of Asylum. Silent films are not everyone’s
Cup of tea. However, this classic horror illustrates the maddening horrors and the mind of
The film shows a Janitor who took the job at an insane Asylum to free his wife.
As he was exposed to the deteriorating living conditions in the asylum.
The cinematography conveys the disturbing imagery, expression, environment and
hierarchy within the facility and the mind of an insane person that was perfectly conveyed
In the Blue-ray version of this film( conveniently available on youtube ), it contains a
discussion in 1989 between Professor: Jerry Carlson, Psychologist: Harvey Roy
Greenberg and Film historian: Joseph Anderson. These experts explained how the film fits.
The portrayal of mental illness with cinematography.
The incomprehensible horrors of this film are the visuals of your fever nightmare that your
Brain deletes the next day.