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3 Horror Film Series With Sequels That Officially Don’t Count

Franchises are a major part of the film industry – and the most popular, profitable ones seem to never die. One genre with a particular affinity for endless streams of sequels is horror. Whether they repeatedly resurrect a seemingly slain killer, string together loosely-related stories, or contort themselves into a convoluted back-and-forth web of sequels, prequels, and midquels, a horror series that make money have enough mileage to make a hybrid car blush.

But every once in a while something happens that endangers a franchise – legal troubles, production problems, or just a flat-out awful film. Sometimes this is enough to finally kill the series, but sometimes, if there still seems like there’s money to be made, the brave producers will stumble on and do their best to just pretend their missteps never happened at all. When this happens, we end up with sequels that suddenly no longer “count” – they’re
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Found Footage J-Horror Flick 'Pov' Gets A Trailer!

I'm not entirely sure what Pov is exactly about - but it doesn't appear to be straying too far from a lot of J-Horror's signature visual cues. For me, I'm not all that intrigued just yet. But if it blows your (schoolgirl) skirt up I'm stoked to share the trailer with you. The film is directed by Norio Tsuruta (King's Game, Premonition and Ring 0: Birthday). There's a bunch of other stuff on the official site but it's all in Japanese - so any translators out there that want to keep us informed in the comments are certainly welcome to do so! Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
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Trailer for Norio Tsuruta's J-Horror Offering Pov

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Utilizing all of the tropes we've come to expect from a "found footage" film comes the J-horror entry Pov. The film comes from filmmaker Norio Tsuruta who previously helmed Premonition, Ring 0: Birthday and the Masters of Horror entry "Dream Cruise."  The story unfolds during a taping for a TV show about spiritual phenomena until an unplanned video begins playing on the monitors.  You can check out the trailer inside and watch a bunch of school girls running about.

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Lions Gate scares up 'J-Horror'

CANNES -- Lions Gate International has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding Japan to producer Taka Ichise's recently announced horror franchise J-Horror Theater. The package will feature a selection of six films each by Japanese filmmakers who have worked heavily in the horror genre. The directors on board for Ichise's franchise are Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on: The Grudge), Hideo Nakata (The Ring), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure), writer-turned director Hiroshi Takahashi, Masayuki Ochiai (Parasite Eve) and Norio Tsuruta (Ring O: Birthday).

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