Pretty much all of those Japanese horror movies are better than their American counterparts.
That reminds me that they're remaking Let the Right One In
, which is a bad idea. I guess one upside is that it might make people seek out the original. I'm torn, because I believe Hammer Studios is handling the remake, and I really want them to come back in a big way, but I don't want this movie made.
I suppose there's always the chance it'll turn out well. I doubt it, though, since the setting is pretty important to the movie's tone.