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Selling Screams

Taka Ichise has made a killing peddling screams and sleepless nights. Over the past six years he has spent $13 million to make nine Japanese ghost movies, which have raked in more than $100 million worldwide. So like any tycoon in a growth industry, Ichise is ramping up production. In October the 43-year-old producer released two new films in Japan: Infection (featuring a haunted hospital) and Premonition (about a newspaper that describes grisly events before they happen). Meanwhile, The GrudgeŚIchise's Hollywood remake of his 2002 hit Ju-onŚtopped the U.S. box office when it was released a month ago. "All I have...

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