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ASIAN SCREAM QUEENS: Kayako Saeki (Ju-On)

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When someone dies amidst rage and intense wrath, those feelings remain at the death site and kills whoever it touches. My name is Kayako Saeki and I am the fulfiller of the Ju-On curse. 

My life has been filled with torment. My mother, Nakagawa Kawamata, was a spirit exorcist and used me to eat the evil spirits she drove away from her patients. This caused me to be shunned and … Continue reading

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ASIAN SCREAM QUEENS: Jin-hie (Phone)

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ABOUT:
My name is Jin-hie, although some like to call me disturbed. I like to say I was passionate. I was a schoolgirl from South Korea who was madly in love with a man named Chang-hoon. We shared many special moments together, and he was especially fond of my piano playing. His favorite song was Moonlight Sonata! Even though Chang-hoon was married, that didn ľt stop my love for him. To show my adoration, I … Continue reading

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The Asian Western

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Last week celebrated the American DVD/Blu-ray release of Ji-woon Kim’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird. The film is more or less a remake of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western of a similar name involving three mercenaries in hot pursuit of buried treasure and get caught in the midst of a civil war. Here, it’s 1930s Manchuria and the Imperial Japanese army is battling the Qing Dynasty over territory dominance. It has the same “this land … Continue reading

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ASIAN SCREAM QUEENS: Asami Yamazaki (Audition)

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ABOUT:
‚ÄúKiri kiri kiri kiri kiri‚ÄĚ, the sound of a beautiful Japanese songbird to some, to others, a painful pathway to truth. You may know me from Audition, but please allow me to introduce myself, I am Asami Yamazaki.

Quiet, obedient, and well spoken, I have been told that I am everything that a man desires in a woman. All I ask for is that the man in my life, love me, and only … Continue reading

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