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Film Review: Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

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SYNOPSIS: A medical student searching for his father discovers a deranged scientist on a remote island whose experiments combine humans and animals to produce terrifying creatures in this surreal and horrifying tale. The student soon unearths disturbing facts that link him to some appalling truths. Adapted from stories by horror author Rampo Edogawa and directed by Japanese exploitation auteur Teruo ...

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Film Review: Visible Secret (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Urban tale of fantasies, genre greatly favoured by Hong-Kong cinematography, the latest movie of filmmaker Ann Hui combines elements of horror films with other comical aspects to offer an intriguing and terrifying work of great visual strength REVIEW: VISIBLE SECRETS (2001) Director: Ann Hui Writer: Kwang Abe Producer: John Chang Cinematographer: Arthur Wong Editor: Chi Li Kong Original Music: ...

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Film Review: Marebito (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. REVIEW: Director: Takashi Shimizu Producer: Tatsuhiko Hirata Music: Toshiyuki Takine Cinematographer: Tsukasa Tanabe Editor: Masahiro Ugajin Actors: Shinya Tsukamoto * Tomomi Miyash*ta * Kazuhrio Nakahara * Miho Ninagawa * Shun Sugata After watching this I was reminded of several different ...

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Film Review: Phone (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend’s young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some investigating and discovers that of the people before her who had the same number, almost all of them died suddenly under ...

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Film Review: Zombie Hunter Rika (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When high school student Rika is torn to shreds by zombies, her master-surgeon grandfather pieces her back together–into the ultimate zombie-killing badass chick. Now it’s on. REVIEW: Director: Kenichi Fujiwara Writer: Kenichi Fujiwara * Takeyuki Morikaku Cast: Mina Arai * Lemon Hanazawa * Kotaro Kamijo * Ryunosuke Kawai * Kesuke * Eiichi Kikuchi * Risa Kudo Which leads to ...

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Film Review: Thirst (aka Bakjwi) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. REVIEW: THIRST Director: ...

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