J-Horror Film Series Comes to the Carolina Theatre Sept 22-24

September 19, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC — September 19, 2023— The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s J-Horror Film Series begins on September 22 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.  J-Horror is a weekend-long event from September 22-24 featuring Japanese horror films. 

Japanese horror films are steeped in existential dread and comprise of frightening and suspenseful stories informed by traditional Japanese folklore involving spirits, monsters, and demons.  

J-Horror features eight Japanese horror films over a three-day weekend, including dystopian horror  “Battle Royale,” supernatural thrillers like “Ringu,” and “The Living Skeleton,” and horror-comedies like “The Happiness of the Katakuris” and “Hausu.”  

“The films in the J-Horror Film Series are filled with absorbing storytelling, unnerving suspense, and witty psychological twists. If you’re new to J-horror, this series is a perfect place to start your adventure into this wild and wonderful world.” says Jim Carl, Senior Director of Film at the Carolina Theatre. 

J-Horror is part of the theater’s Retro Film Series, which hosts double-features of classic films most Friday nights and includes several sub-series of films including SplatterFlix Film Series, a series featuring the goriest, scariest horror movies ever made; Kaiju-Quest Film Series, a Japanese genre of film focused on big monsters; Universal Monsters Film Series, featuring creature features produced by Universal Studios from 1923-1960; and NC Comicon: Bull City, which celebrates movies based on or inspired by classic comic books. More sub-series in the Retro Film Series can be found on the Carolina Theatre’s website.

J-Horror tickets are $12.00 and 10-passes can be purchased for $100 (plus taxes and fees) at the box office. The full series of J-Horror films can be found at carolinatheatre.org. 




About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at carolinatheatre.org. 


Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard 

Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham 

(919) 560-3040 | jordan@carolinatheatre.org