Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for a spine-tingling experience as Halloween arrives early this year in Kuala Lumpur!
Renowned horror manga maestro Junji Ito, aged 60, is set to unleash his most bizarre, disturbing, and terrifying tales in an immersive exhibition known as the Junji Ito Horror House. Opening its doors on September 28th at LaLaport BBCC in Kuala Lumpur, this macabre journey will run until November 30th.
This chilling exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to step into the eerie worlds of two of Junji Ito’s most iconic creations: “Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre” and “Uzumaki: Spiral To Horror.” The former, recently released by Netflix, is an original net animation series based on Junji Ito’s stories, including the spine-tingling tales of “The Hanging Balloons,” “Soichi,” and “Tomie.” This Netflix adaptation has already garnered a fervent following for its ability to capture the essence of Junji Ito’s work.
However, the crown jewel of Junji Ito’s creations is undoubtedly “Uzumaki,” a dark fantasy and horror manga series that continues to receive critical acclaim. This series, which ran between 1998 and 1999, unfolds the haunting narrative of Kurouzu-cho, a fictional city cursed by a supernatural spiral obsession that leads to unimaginable horrors.
The Junji Ito Horror House exhibition, licensed from Taiwanese anime distributor Muse License, provides an exclusive glimpse into Junji’s world, showcasing original scripts and drawings that brought his iconic anime and manga creations to life. As the press notes aptly state, it’s an opportunity to “step into the world of his dark imaginings, where horror takes shape in its most raw and authentic form.”
So, if you dare to venture into the depths of terror and mystery, mark your calendars and head to LaLaport BBCC in Kuala Lumpur starting September 28th.