“Haunted Room” Hikikomori Horror


Japan’s hikikomori population now has the dubious distinction of having inspired an overseas horror movie, “Haunted Room.”

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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.

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