Author Archives: Arty Flores

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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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 Ishii, the film remains banned in its native Japan. REVIEW: Director: Teruo Ishii Screenwriters: Teruo … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chaw (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage. REVIEW: CHAW (2009) Director: Jeong – won shin Producer: Wonsuk Chin Cinematographer: Barry Stone Cast: Tae – woong Eom * Yoon Jae – Moon * Yu – mi Jeong * Josiah D. Lee Korea has been producing horror movies for decades now but it seems like it wasn’t until recently with the … Continue reading

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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: Tommy Wai Kai – Leung Cast: Eason Chan * i Shu * Anthony Wong Here’s … Continue reading

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

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(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 into something worthwhile, rewarding, or totally off the wall and crazy. Even if it is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devils Fetus (1983) – CAT III

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Mo tai SYNOPSIS: A monster preys on innocent victims. REVIEW: DEVIL FETUS (1983) Director: Hung Chuen Lau Writer: Man Wah Tsang Editor: David Wu Producer: Wei Lo Actors: Eddie Chan * Yung – Chan Chin * Pak – Kwong ho * Tan Lau * Saan Leung * Hsiu – Ling Lu * Shai fei Ouyang Well, I quit my scumsucking job that I hated with the whitehot intensity of a thousand suns so I have … Continue reading

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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 movies. MERMAID IN A MANHOLE , LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS , and the Mexican vampire … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battlefield Baseball (2003)

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(aka Jigoku kĂ´shien ) SYNOPSIS: Battlefield Baseball is a tough game–it doesn’t end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their opponents on the Seido High team know they don’t have a chance at beating them unless they can bring back a star pitcher who has a lethal pitch called the Super Tornado, but who has hung up his … Continue reading

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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 unusual circumstances. As Yeong-ju’s behavior becomes increasingly alarming, Ji-won digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding … Continue reading

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Film Review: Daughter of Darkness (1993) – CAT III

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Mie men can an zhi nie sha SYNOPSIS: Police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all. REVIEW: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS Director: Kai Ming Lai Writer: Kai Ming Lai Actors: Yuk – Kwan Chan * Pia Chin * Lily Chung - Kai – Kui Ho * Hugo Ng * Tony Wong   My big movie date is tonight! For a comic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sars War (2004)

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(aka Khun krabii hiiroh ) SYNOPSIS: The fourth generation of the virus SARS is found in Africa! It’s more dangerous and causes the patients to transform into bloodthirsty zombies. The virus quickly lands to Thailand, Dr. Bryan Thompson who creates the anti-virus, ends up getting infected while doing his experiment and soon the virus is spreading to all the residents of his same building. At that time, Khun is trying to help a young girl … Continue reading

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Film Review: Uzumaki (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend’s father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, … Continue reading

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