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message 1: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasonh) I am interested in foreign horror / supernatural books originally written in another language that have since been translated into English.


message 2: by Lena (new)

Lena | 2473 comments Let the Right One In


Mixofsunandcloud | 538 comments Ring is good. It's the one the Ring/Ringu movies are based on. But a lot of differences from the movie


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Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6267 comments Mod
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt , Thomas Olde Heuvelt


message 5: by Alex (last edited Jun 03, 2017 12:10PM) (new)

Alex (asato) Mixofsunandcloud wrote: "Ring is good. It's the one the Ring/Ringu movies are based on. But a lot of differences from the movie"

Totally second that!

This story mixes the ancient with the modern. It excels in its tight plot; furthermore, the dialogue and characterizations are sharp. The main character as an imperfect salaryman works well as a horror genre archetype; however, the questioning of the sidekick's self-confessed immorality elicits only ambiguity rather than sympathy. Even its apparently pseudo-scientific ramblings make their mark in the finale, which, by the way, is one of the most inventive ways of torturing people.

Although it has its horrific moments, it shines as a supernatural thriller.

It's a trilogy and I'm reading its sequel, Spiral, right now.


message 6: by Kendall (new)

Kendall Moore | 1 comments Uzamaki by Junji Ito

Tomie by Junji Ito

Goth by Otsuichi

Zoo by Otsuichi


message 7: by Gordon (new)

Gordon | 63 comments Kwaidan is a classic and Parasite Eve was awesome.


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