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Film Review: P (2005)

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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 the tranquil beauty of rural Thailand and the seedy streets of Bangkok. REVIEW: Director: Paul … Continue reading

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Film Review: Executive Koala (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S., MINORU KAWASAKI S FOLLOW-UP TO CALAMARI WRESTLER, A CULT CLASSIC PSY-KOALA HORROR / COMEDY! Tamura is an average Japanese salaryman working in the offices of a pickle distribution company. He is well liked in the office, hard-working, polite, wears a suit and tie, and also happens to be a six-foot tall koala bear. But when his girlfriend Yoko turns up dead one day and Tamura is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Meat Grinder (2009)

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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 Moeithaisong Actors: Mai Charoenpura * Rattanballang Tohsawat * * Duangta Tungkamanee Who watches the horror movies from Thailand? I watch them, that’s who! And here is another movie I knew absolutely nothing about and even though I’m somewhat certain it had a low budget, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lady Vengeance (2005)

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(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 13 long years, she plots an elaborate retribution with help from her fellow inmates. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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

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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 is a anthology film with five different tales and in it’s own language is titles … Continue reading

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Film Review: Family Portraits: a Trilogy of America (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Deceit, long kept secrets, and grisly murders surrounded in mystery – all this and more can be found in Bloodbath in the House of Knives. What starts as a harmless visit to a hypnosis demonstration turns into a roller coaster ride filled with dead bodies that start to pile up around poor Ivy (Anne Reiss). What can be the true meaning of all this? Who would be capable of such crimes? Could it have … Continue reading

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

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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 at a girl’s school where he was to be teaching, but now the principal, whose … Continue reading

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Revitalizing the Japanese gore film of tomorrow – Tokyo Extreme

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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 for enlightening you about these unbelievably bloodsoaked, gut ripping, head smashing, outrageously over the top gore flicks coming out of Japan! Look, I’ve all ready wrote the word ” gore ” three … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fox With Nine Tails (aka Fox Girl) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Since the nine-tailed fox, Harah, is a hybrid of human and fox, it desperately desires to become human totally. One day Harah runs into a handsome taxi driver Hyuk by chance and falls in love with him straight away. She hopes that by being with him day in and day out, Hyuk can be used as a tool to help Harah become a human being. However, as it turns out, despite her tenderness and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

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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 capitalist boss who fired Ryu and raise the necessary funds that way. Chan-wook Park directs. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Cat (Xiong mao) (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Korean slasher about a group of young people who reunite with their now wheel-chair bound teacher. The happy gathering turns into a nightmare as old grudges and hidden truths surface and one by one the former classmates vanish in a series of unforgettably gruesome murders. REVIEW: Starring: Lau Kar Leung * Wong Ching * Tang Lai Wing * Stuart Ong * Mark Ching * Tsui Suk Woon Screenplay: Wong Ching Co – producer and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forest of Death (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Detective Ha (Qi Shu) investigates the rape and murder of a woman who died in the Forest of Death, a popular suicide spot considered haunted. With the help of botanist Shum (Ekin Cheng), Ha tries to identify the killer by unlocking secrets held by the forest’s plants. This horror movie also follows Shum’s girlfriend, May, a television reporter who grows increasingly popular as she chronicles the paranormal activity happening in the forest. REVIEW: FOREST … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hide & Seek (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Eric Quizon plays Oliver Alicanio, a university professor who is tried and then acquitted in a high profile crime. He and wife Leah (Jean Garcia) with children, Uno (Julijo Pisk) and Nica (Jennica Garcia) go to the province to take a breather after a very stressful event in their lives. Nica actually resents her stepfather whom she believes is actually guilty. Meanwhile, trailing the family is Nica’s very ardent suitor –Joseph (Mart Escudero). As … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oldboy (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years — and no one to hold accountable for his suffering — a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors, relying on assistance from a friendly waitress. Korean director Chan Wook Park — a former philosophy student and Hitchcock devotee — uses his influences to create a mesmerizing psychological drama with a resolution that will leave you speechless. REVIEW: Director:Chan … Continue reading

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Film Review: Suicide Song (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A thriller centered on an urban legend about a song that fatally affects its listeners. REVIEW: Things I would rather do than watch SUICIDE SONG again: Clean the toilet at HorrorNews.net headquarters. Give Edith Massey a hot oil rub down, Be the star of a Al Quaeda beheading video, get married to Lindsey Lohan, write a 650 word essay about SUICDE SONG. I think I like the idea of SUICIDE SONG better than I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kaidan (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After a young man inadvertently causes the death of his wife, her jealous ghost comes back to haunt him — the unfortunate result of an ancient family curse incurred by an ancestor who murdered a debt collector. Hoping to escape his torment, the man runs off with one of his wife’s former pupils, which only enrages the woman’s spirit more. Kikunosuke Onoe and Hitomi Kuroki star in this spooky horror film from the director … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)

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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 Tsukamoto Music: Chu Ishikawa * Shin – Ichi Kawahara Cinematographer: Takayuki Shida * Shinya Tsukamoto … Continue reading

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

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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 to have killed themselves, but she’s not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She … Continue reading

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Film Review: Intruder (1997) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Yieh Siu Yan is a deranged women wanted by the authorities of Taiwan. She will steal the identity of a lonely young woman to get back to Hong Kong. After that, she successfully passes every custom point and decides to become a hooker to kidnap a lonely guy to complete his enigmatic evil plan. The victim is Chen Chi Min, a poor divorced taxi driver who has a lot of family problems and has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Premonition (Yogen) (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: While stopped at a roadside phone boot for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five years old daughter Nana in the obituary. He sees his wife Ayaka Satomi trying to release their daughter from the seat-belt, when a truck without steer hits his car killing Nana. Three years later, Hideki is divorced from Ayaka, who is researching paranormal persons … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gozu (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Minami (Hideki Sone) mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he decides to take a rest. Not only are the front desk clerks a bit strange, but even the ambiance feels unusual. Minami soon realizes he may have gotten more than … Continue reading

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