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Filmmaking in Vietnam: Horror roulette

from Thanh Nien News.

Murky censorship laws have long vexed horror film makers in Vietnam. In recent years, few have dared to risk releasing them. Those who complained their films were rendered unrecognizable by heavy handed cuts.

Audiences complain that no one has succeeded in making a film that deals in the unseemly.

At the moment, horror appears to be making a comeback and gun-shy directors are hoping that a recent relaxation of the red pen will allow them the space they need to create a truly titillating cinematic experience.

Between now and Christmas, Vietnamese producers are preparing to release four locally-produced films that deal heavily in death and gloom. In addition, industry insiders say that three horror films are on track to come out next year as well.

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