I actually been considering to write urban legend stories mostly coming from my previous boarding school and few others from my universities LMAO It’s actually pretty amusing that such stories had been passed from one generation of batch to the next and of course haunted and ghostly (LMAO) imaginary never fail to amuse people and its very entertaining. Somehow I do wonder where does the stories actually come from. Was it just a piece of imaginary and creativity that the story eventually been created? or was it base on a true story? Was it really true though? I doubt it since urban legend did have a ” false” in its definition 😛
Since the born of Ju-On, horror flick become the in thing for movie goers. Asian Movie maker keep making horror film and the typical ghost with pale white face, long hair, mute and lifeless had become the stereotypes of ghost presentation/depiction is Asian Horror Movie. To be honest this excessive used of stereotypes imaginary had become old and I believe Sadako want to retired already or better yet to have a rival as well.
I’m not a fan of horror movie in actuality coz it does scared the shit out of me LMAO but I do like telling short ghost stories to my friends and nieces (I’m weird like that). Why? obviously watching the reaction and scaring the crap out of them entertaining LOLs well some times the ghost stories become LOL-stories instead and the exchange of laughter that follows is very entertaining as well hehehehe
So I will try to write stuff that I know and heard from the school i went too and of course stories from other places as well. I become interested to do this since just like the rest of Asia or maybe world, horror movie in my own country (Malaysia) been using the same formulation over and over again. Yes…that is over-using Sadako-like imaginary to portray the evil spirits in almost every horror flick produce these past few years. It become tiresome and lacks of creativity in my opinion. The surprising factor is not there anymore. You feel that, you can almost predict what will happen next or what will appear next.
To think that Sadako is originally a story about an evil spirit is based on of the Japanese concept of onryō (怨霊) or “vengeful ghosts” being used extensively all over Malaysian horror movie, making it very tacky and unoriginal. Malaysian folks too have plenty of ghost stories with equal “charisma” or even more than Sadako hehehe