Radtober continues its reign of terror this week as Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with director/Channel 101 vet Cullan Bruce to talk about Japanese horror, body horror and horror in general. Kyle explains how Shintoism and Buddhism color the Japanese idea of Hell. The gang also explores the influence of J-Horror in the 2000s in America, not just with remakes like The Ring but by creating the taboo "torture porn" genre in the late '80s/early '90s. They define and explain the difference between yokai and yurei. And for once, Kyle does research trying to impress a guest. Plus, Natalie learns that the "Guinea Pig" films aren't what she hoped they'd be... This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
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Raddendums: Street Sharks, The Fly, Videodrome & David Cronenberg, The History of Horror podcast, Brad Warner, the Guinea Pig films, The ABCs of Death, A Serbian Film, New French Extremity, Martyrs, Tokyo Decadence, Hausu, Chungking Express, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Cigarette Burns, Ringu and The Ring, The Grudge, Pulse, Spirals, Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Battle Royale, The Innkeepers, Junji Ito, Tomie, Suicide Club/Circle, Audition, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, PT, Don't Crap Your Pants, Story of Ricky, Perfect Blue, Evangelion, Corpse Party