Audition as a Horror Film
...Chainsaw Massacre (1974).
Japanese horror, or J-Horror, utilizes many elements of Western horror, but is reputedly known for focusing more on psychological horror. A technique that is used in both J-Horror and Western horror is a sense of anticipation or dramatic build-up. J-Horror also uses many common themes such as ghosts, but many contain references to Japanese folk religion or folklore. Many of the well known J-Horror films have crossed over or have been remade for Western audiences, including Ringu/The Ring (1998, 2002), Gin Gwai/The Eye (2002, 2008), Chakushin Ari/One Missed Call (2004, 2008), and Ju-On/The Grudge (2002, 2003).