Japan’s hikikomori population now has the dubious distinction of having inspired an overseas horror movie, “Haunted Room.”
A widespread phenomena of a strange symptom is happening to teenagers all over Japan.
They shut themselves alone in a room, not going to school, to work, or even seeing family, some without leaving their room for 9 years.
They are called ‘Hikikomori.’
The film itself will apparently be airing in Thai cinemas come April.
Murderous hikikomori are unfortunately not not unheard of – obsessive behaviour, strong emotions and dependence on family make for a powerful admixture whether in fiction or real life.