Japan has a range of bizarre television shows which focus on shocking a famous victim in psychological pranks (ホラードッキリ or お化けドッキリ）.
Unlike the everyday television pranks of falling into hot water, being blasted from chairs, or stepping into a mislabeled bathroom, these psychological pranks use ghost imagery and horror elements - often lasting for over an hour in order for the victim to question their sanity.
世界の怖い夜 (World's Scary Night) is a Japanese television program dedicated to 'real' ghost videos, visiting haunted house attractions, and courage walks by famous comedians and pop idols. Each episode is 90 - 120 minutes long with a modge-podge of segments.
With Obon creeping up over the next few months, it's time to make a list of horror-themed places to visit! From horror escape venues to restaurants, these places will offer a refreshing chill to the mundane summer attractions.
Hiding from Japanese Ghosts
Ghost stories are the least frightening thing about Japan when facing culture clashes, mystery food, language barriers, and - scariest of all - marriage.