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Film Review: Lady Vengeance (2005)


(aka Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) SYNOPSIS: The final installment of director Chan Wook Park’s revenge trilogy (preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy) chronicles the efforts of Lee Geum-ja (Yeong-ae Lee) — known to her cellmates as “the kind Ms. Geum-ja” — to track down the man who betrayed her. Taking the rap for her accomplice and incarcerated for ...

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Film Review: Beautiful Girl Hunter (1979) – CAT III


(aka Star of David: Beauty Hunting) SYNOPSIS: NA REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL GIRL HUNTER (1979) Director: Norifumi Suzuki Producer: Yoshio Murai & Yoshihiro Yuhki Writers: Masaaki Sato & Jiku Yamatoya Actors: Yuka Asagiri * Yuko Asuka * Shu Domon * Hiromi Namino * Hiroshi Nawa * Asami Ogawa * Rei Okamoto Every movie begins with the potential that you may be getting ...

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Film Review: P (2005)


SYNOPSIS: An orphan (Suangp*rn Jaturaphut) must put the magic skills she learned from her grandmother to the test when her elderly caretaker falls ill. Taking up work as a go-go dancer to pay for her grandmother’s medicine, she uses her powers for good … or is it evil? Writer Paul Spurrier also directs this chilling Thai-language horror film set amid ...

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Film Review: Phobia 2 (aka Ha phraeng ) (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Phobia 2 is dissected into 5 shorts stories; Novice, Ward, Backpackers, Salvage and In The End REVIEW: Directors: Banjong Pisantthanakun * Paween Puriktpanya * Songyos Sugmakanan * Parkpoom Wongpoom Actors: Erika Toda * Charlie Trairat * Marsha Wattanapanich Never having seen PHOBIA 1 I had no idea what I was getting into with this Thai film. Turns out it ...

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Film Review: Evil of Dracula (Chi o suu bara) (1974)


SYNOPSIS: Dracula, played by an uncredited caucasian, was shipwrecked in the 1600s in Japan, when Christianity was illegal. He was forced to spit on the cross and wander alone in the desert. Upon finding himself bleeding, he was so thirsty he drank the blood and acquired a taste for it, attacking local teenager Keiko. In present day, Professor Shiraki arrives ...

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Revitalizing the Japanese gore film of tomorrow – Tokyo Extreme


I am a total luncidal blood slurping cinema gorehound on a neverending search/hunt for my next gore fix!! And if you are too then you need to keep reading because if you are just finding out about these movies you will be thanking HorrorNews.net forΒ enlightening you about these unbelievably bloodsoaked, gut ripping, head smashing, outrageously over the top gore flicks ...

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Film Review: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)


SYNOPSIS: Deaf and dumb Ryu (Ha-Kyun Shin) is romantically involved with young revolutionary Young-Mi (Dun-na Bae) and loves his older sister so much that he sells his kidney on the black market to afford her a life-saving transplant. When Ryu find’s he’s been ripped off, Young-Mi hatches a better plan: She and Ryu will “borrow” the young daughter of the ...

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Film Review: Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Yukie and two of her girlfriends are being haunted by the ghost of a classmate, they once heavily bullied. When the other two die under mysterious circumstances, Yukie sees only one chance for herself. With the help of the Nightmare Detective (Ryuhei Matsuda) she hopes to escape her hopeless situation. REVIEW: Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writers: Hisakatsu Kuroki * Shinya ...

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Film Review: Nightmare Detective (Akumu Tantei) (2006)


SYNOPSIS: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. “O” intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She’s faced with two mutilated corpses who appear ...

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