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Poster for Miskatonic


Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies: Nightmares of War: Haunted Scientists in Ringu and Gojira

Despite recent Hollywood portrayals of the Manhattan Project (Oppenheimer) and Operation Paperclip (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny), one controversial World War II operation remains largely taboo and obscure: the human medical experiments conducted by Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army. Please join Professor Sigmund Shen for a fascinating analysis of Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) and Ishiro Honda’s Gojira (1954) as allegories for the struggles of Japanese historians, journalists, and scientists to reckon with memories of this traumatic past.