and and naomi watts

I never really forgot Mark Kermode’s point about the key difference between American horror movies and Asian horror movies: “Hollywood movies are always ‘WTF? A ghost? This is mental. This can’t be happening! I demand an explanation!’ Whereas the Japanese are more relaxed and casual. ‘So, there’s a ghost.  Oh, well. It happens. They occur. Why? Who knows why. Let’s not freak out.’”

That dude in the original Ring trying to calm down his frantic wife as they were both facing imminent death in a day or two is still wonderful to me.

”Oh, just calm down and eat your food.”

A haunted video does not get in the way of good sushi, we understand.  


A tribute to Alfred Hitchock’s films by Annie Leibovitz (& others), 2008.