What's the appeal of horror manga? They don't scare shit. I read Junji Ito for breakfast.
>The only thing he gives me is side pain when I read his stuff
Exactly my point.
The trick is to not think of Junji Ito in the context of other horror media (movies, shows, etc.) and just enjoy it for the unique settings. It's never going to be as scary as the other stuff anyway.
It was scarier when you actually believed that unknown supernatural things could happen any second.
The trick about horror is to take away the viewer's sense of security.
The ones that do horror best modernly since people have become more knowledgeble about the supersticious, are "mockumentaries" that try to pass themselves off as real.
We need a manga or any form of mediam that is able to achieve going under someone's skin.
For example, Concrete Girl was guro I read and found disturbing but when I read it was based on a real story, a terrible uneasy feeling came out.
It's hard to achieve horror genre, it is shit because over time people might become desensitized.
I reccomend reading books about serial killers, those will send chills down your spine and make you apathetic for a bit.
I don't think anime or current movies are able to achieve true horror and confusion of "how can this be real" anymore. Maybe suspense
The original texas chainsaw massacre is scary because the way it was shot was so low budget it gave you a sense of realism
>Concrete Girl was guro I read and found disturbing but when I read it was based on a real story, a terrible uneasy feeling came out.
I felt terrible for fapping to that after I knew it was based on a true story.
Horror manga, anime, books and movies are shit. Games are the best for horror, but even so there are only few actually well made.
I'm watching that right now. Pretty good so far. It's different enough from the manga so it isn't a direct "okay, after this, this will happen", but I know enough to think oh shit when certain things happen.
It's like horror novels, if you have ever read Poe's work you will find it doesn't scare you at all. The point of horror literature is to make you dive deep into those dystopian worlds, and that's precisely the point when you are hooked by the story, wondering what will occur with the characters.
I remember actually having one of those things when I was a kid, thing doesnt smell or anything and looks autentic as fuck, you guys should try to order some and surprise a friend with the classic shit on top of the car.
One thing I miss is that nowadays prank stores are a rarity
Window lady is calling me...
Good night guys.
The Junji Ito stories I like most are the ones that deal with common scenarios people can relate to. Like the one where the kid keeps hearing noises and then when he opens a door, on the other side is a face right next to his hand. Its simple and short but I remember it any time I go to open a door when its dark and I'm creeped out.