Why do Asian horror films and their remakes tend to blame the vengeful ghost's malevolence on society, parents and institutions?

As if the ghost didn't have any choice in the matter? They didn't choose what they experienced, but they're still responsible for their own actions and have their own will and freedom.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Tbh, it's because east Asian societies are so messed up. I can't even begin to explain it. Like just an example, a woman could be picked up off a busy street kicking and screaming, taken to an apartment and assaulted, know exactly where her attacker is, etc... and the police will not take her report, if they somehow do they will throw it out or "lose" it, people around her will be vicious towards her for causing a scene, her workplace may fire her, her coworkers and others will use it to blackmail her, the neighbors will be standing outside police boxes eavesdropping, her parents' main issue would be her not getting any money for the sexuaI 'services', and her attackers' relatives may stalk her and stage her "suicide". But most people in Asian societies know not even to make a scene or report it in the first place. There's a lot of pent up anger, stress, and trauma in Asian societies, and it's generally accepted that society is cold and at fault for many things, but nobody wants to change it because they think it will lead to things like decrease productivity, diminishing culture, and a loose society. So the reason is because Asian audiences often think like that. They do think it's society, but the way of thinking when seeing the movie is "sucks... can't be helped".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ghosts aren't real.

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