Norio Tsuruta

Active - 2000 - 2014  |   Born - Dec 30, 1960 in Tokyo, Japan  |   Genres - Horror

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  • Sometimes called "the Father of Japanese Horror" because of his early-'90s straight-to-video series Scary True Stories, which influenced the creators of Japanese hits like Ringu (1998) and Ju-on: The Grudge (2003).
  • First theatrically released film was the fourth entry in the popular Ringu series, Ringu 0: Bâsudei (Birthday) (2000).
  • First English-language project was "Dream Cruise," a second-season episode of the Showtime anthology series Masters of Horror.