Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. K ji Shiraishi (Shiraishi K ji?, born 1973) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and occasional actor. He is primarily known for directing Japanese horror films, most notably The Curse. K ji Shiraishi was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan. After graduating from Kyushu Sangyo University with a degree in film making, he went on to work as an assistant director on such films as Gakury Ishii's August in the Water and Shinobu Yaguchi's Waterboys. He cites Gakury Ishii as his favorite Japanese director, and Ishii's Crazy Thunder Road (1980) as his favorite film. Other directors he admires include John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, Abbas Kiarostami, and Sam Raimi, and films he enjoy include the original Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987), The Thing (1982), and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).