The Grudge (2020) and Ju-on: Origins Netflix TV series (2020) – Taxonomy, Remaking and Context (73999)

Session Information: Media Studies
Session Chair: Rachel Marie Abreu

Saturday, 23 September 2023 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

The current presentation conducts case studies of the Japanese Netflix TV series Ju-on: Origins (2020) and the reboot of the franchise in the U.S., The Grudge (2020). The presentation delivers a formal comparative analysis of two instalments with its main Japanese predecessors. Additionally, critical analysis will provide details of how cultural and social contexts changed to fit the local contemporary cultural environment. The case studies will also reveal whether TV series and the reboot can be used in building a culturally-based contextual remaking framework and if the remaking of horror films created a broader creative network.
This presentation is part of broader research about transnational remaking practices in East Asia, mainly in China, Japan and South Korea, their cultural specifics and whether transnational remakes can be used to create contextually-grounded taxonomy. The paper also aims to understand whether transnational remakes contribute to building the filmic universe based on the particular trademark and how they affect contextual value and potential outcomes.

Roman Kusaiko, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

About the Presenter(s)
I am a research postgraduate student in the Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. I am working on my dissertation about East Asian remakes and related practices.

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