Mainland Chinese Horror & Censorship
Accented Cinema – Episode 72 Oh boy, this is a spicy one, and I’m not talking about the girls on the thumbnail there. Believe it or not, this is actually no even remotely close to a controversial opinion within China: Mainland Chinese horror films, especially the recent ones, are widely regarded as hot garbage. And people’s attitude towards the constant shifting censorship codes isn’t exactly positive either. But like every story, things always goes deeper. So in this episode, let’s talk about why Chinese film censorship is the way it is, and it is perceived in China.