Asian Reviews

SYNOPSIS: MEAT GRINDER takes you to taste the bizarre horror of traditional noodle recipe cooked by Boot, a woman who owns a noodle stall, a unique noodle stall REVIEW: Director: Tiwa MoeithaisongActors: Mai Charoenpura * Rattanballang Tohsawat * * Duangta Tungkamanee Who watches the horror movies from Thailand? I watch them, that’s who! And here
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SYNOPSIS: Independent film from 1995 that “Tokyo Gore Police” is based on. Nishimura’s debut film. REVIEW: The rather oddly titled Anatomia Extinction is an avant-garde horror/sci-fi hybrid by the director/special effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura. A precursor to Tokyo Gore Police (2008), it is a bizarre trip of giallo like beauty and gross out body horror, all
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SYNOPSIS: Eight school friends innocently join together to play a game that, if played well, promised to make their greatest dreams come true. But, they soon discover that mistakes may cost them more than even their dreams could tell. REVIEW: An innocent childhood game goes wrong when a one of the kids playing goes missing.
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SYNOPSIS: A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai’s quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death. REVIEW: Dororo is a fantasy adventure based on the eponymous comic by the renowned manga artist Osamu Tezuka. Throughout his prolific career spanning four
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SYNOPSIS: The Devil has a phone number, and if you call him on your mobile phone at midnight, he will grant your wish. In return however, he will control your life for the duration of the call REVIEW: End Call is a 2008 Japanese teen horror directed by Kiyoshi Yamamoto and starring Yuria Haga, Asami
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SYNOPSIS: The members of an all-female film club unleash a bloodthirsty evil when they uncover a rumor of a former club member disappearing. The group is determined to figure out what happened, and use it as inspiration for a school project. REVIEW: Gurozuka is an attempt on the slasher genre by the director Yoichi Nishiyama.
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SYNOPSIS: Seven young people see a car accident on the way to a friend’s wedding, and they do not try to rescue the wounded. Their car breaks down soon after and horrible things occur one after another. REVIEW: Haunted Road is a 2014 Chinese horror directed by Yijian Tong. It tries very hard to use
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SYNOPSIS: A supernatural story about a mystic events occurring on the train, which had the route similar to the train which crashed many years ago REVIEW: Red Eye is a 2005 Korean horror directed by Dong-bin Kim.  Not be confused be the American film by the same name and release year, it’s a poorly constructed
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SYNOPSIS: The Narranmoda Boarding School is strict for girls and has rigid rules of behavior, but the headmaster accepts four male students to improve the income of the school. However, the boys are segregated from the girls and the inspector Miss Fong keeps them under the surveillance of the dedicated monitor student Ho Yat-Man. The
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SYNOPSIS: After the co-host of a shopping channel TV show loses her job to a younger rival, she enrolls in an intensive yoga course. The very strict trainer informs her students that there will be serious consequences if they do not follow her rules. REVIEW: Yoga, also known as Yoga Class, Yoga Institute and Yoga
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SYNOPSIS: A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost. REVIEW: If you happen to be fan of martial arts cinema you have most likely heard about the Shaw Brothers. Their production company Shaw Brothers Ltd. is one the most significant film production companies in South
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SYNOPSIS: A young girl learns of the urban legend of Teke Teke after her friend is killed in a gruesome way. The legend tells of a female ghost that has no legs. When she visits the spot where her friend died she comes into contact with it REVIEW: Teketeke is based on the eponymous Japanese
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SYNOPSIS: A raucous teen boy with a feminine face is teased everywhere, so his odd biker father dresses him as a girl and sends him to an all-girl school. The lad introduces himself as Sukeban, and a classmate, Michiko, takes him to after-school activities. Lessons on humility turn violent when a masked hatchet-wielding woman turns
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SYNOPSIS: A feature film director and his crew begin to question their debut production when the spirit of a murdered actress possesses a celluloid reel. REVIEW: Director: Hideo NakataCast: Yûrei Yanagi, Yasuyo Shiroshima, Kei Ishibashi, Ren Osugi, Takanori Kikuchi, Reita Serizawa. The Examination: Kindergarten Ghost Story. Japanese director Hideo Nakata achieved a degree of fame with Ringu,
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SYNOPSIS: Mysterious deaths begin to accumulate in an all-girls school. Administrators scramble to cover up the real reasons behind the deaths of the girls. A flashback slowly reconstructs the real reason for the deaths. And in the end it might still be to late to stop the ongoing wanton carnage. REVIEW: Director: Ki-hyeong ParkScreenplay: Jung-Ok
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SYNOPSIS: The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta’s Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi’s Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called “Jersey Girl”. One day they’re invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they’ll visit an
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SYNOPSIS: The execution of an alluring witch from the past opens an erotic portal to another dimension. When a poor young family moves into a desolate house, they are haunted by the strange crakes in the wall. The occult atmosphere forces the husband into bizarre sexual acts. Cruelty brews as no one, not even their
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SYNOPSIS A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn’t remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death REVIEW: Shinya Tsukamoto is a bit of a jack
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SYNOPSIS: In 1983 before the giant Suvarnabhumi international airport was built, the neglected and unoccupied area was called “King Cobra Swamp” by the locals. As building commenced, a huge old Banyan tree blocked the constructions path. A work crew call in a mechanical digger to remove the tree. As the roots are torn from the
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SYNOPSIS: After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero. REVIEW: At this point, it’s safe to say that we’re all getting a little tired of superheroes. Even the nerds of the hardest
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SYNOPSIS: The unimaginable happens. Sayuri is pronounced ‘dead’ by her doctor, but her body continues to function. Her wounds begin to fester and her body begins to rot. Her once loving mother, father and sister are repulsed as their home starts reeking of decomposing flesh. Unable to bear it any longer, they corner Sayuri holding
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SYNOPSIS: A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord. REVIEW: Titles can be incredibly confusing things as they conjure up all kinds of mental images that lead to films either living up to expectation, surpassing
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SYNOPSIS: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts. REVIEW: Even if you have never been a massive fan of Asian horror, the chances are that the 2002 Pang brother’s
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