Nihon Pulp - Japanese Horror, Gothic, Mystery, Ero-Guro And Other Genres

The following list is effectively a shrine to genre and storytelling in Japanese cinema (with nods to mediums like literature to videogames which make up as much the cycle of this type of cinema in influences and that influenced by it).

This list will include horror, thriller and suspense, mystery, psychodrama, and sci-fi which is less like Star Wars and more introspective, unconventional or like Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989).

Melodrama, period drama, crime, chambara, fantasy and pinku (softcore) films which fit the above template will be included. Genres inherently of Japanese storytelling like their distinct take on cyberpunk and ero-guro will immediately be added. Certain subject matter, like Kenji Mizoguchi's Street of Shame (1956) and Shohei Immamura's Pigs and…

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  • 1-Ichi
  • 3x3 Eyes
  • 3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • ABCs of Death 2
  • The ABCs of Death
  • The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo
  • Alien Nine
  • Alive
  • Angel Dust
  • Another
  • Another Heaven
  • Apocalypse Zero
  • Aragami
  • Audition
  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay
  • Battle Heater
  • Battle Royale
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent
  • Bio Hunter
  • Biotherapy
  • Black Angel
  • Black Angel 2
  • Black Cat Mansion
  • Black Jack: The Movie
  • Black Kiss
  • Black Lizard
  • Black Rat
  • Black Rose Mansion
  • Blind Beast
  • Blind Beast vs Dwarf Killer
  • Blind Woman's Curse
  • Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma
  • Blood-C: The Last Dark
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Branded to Kill
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Burst City
  • Call Me Tonight
  • Chaos
  • Charisma
  • Confessions
  • Creepy
  • Crest of Betrayal
  • Crossfire
  • Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer
  • Cure
  • The Curse of Kazuo Umezu
  • Curse, Death & Spirit
  • Cursed
  • Dark Tales of Japan
  • Dark Water
  • Day-Dream
  • Death Powder
  • Demon City Shinjuku
  • Dirty Maria
  • Empire of Passion
  • End Call
  • Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
  • Entrails of a Virgin
  • Evil Dead Trap
  • Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki
  • Exte: Hair Extensions
  • Eyes of the Spider
  • The Face of Another
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 1: Overlooking View
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 2: A Study in Murder (Part 1)
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording
  • The Garden of Sinners – Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2)
  • The Garden of Sinners – The Final Chapter: Epilogue
  • Ghost Sweeper Mikami
  • The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin
  • Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
  • Gozu
  • Gurozuka
  • Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack
  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
  • Hanzo the Razor: The Snare
  • Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Haze
  • Hellevator
  • Hellish Love
  • Hiruko the Goblin
  • Horrors of Malformed Men
  • House
  • Id
  • Illusion of Blood
  • Imprint
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Infection
  • Irezumi
  • Isola: Multiple Personality Girl