Author Archives: Arty Flores

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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Film Review: Blue Jean Monster (1991) – CAT III

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(aka – Monster Wore Jeans) SYNOPSIS: A cop is killed in the line of duty, only to be reanimated by a freak event involving a black cat and a lightning bolt. Now he’s got to act normal, despite the fact that he’s a living corpse who needs to recharge with energy in order to function! REVIEW: BLUE JEAN MONSTER (1991) Director: Kai Ming Lai Writer: Kam – hung Ng Producer: Jonathan Chow Cinematographer: Kenichi Nakagawa … Continue reading

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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 what is probably the best and my favorite scene in the whole movie. Tomoya is … Continue reading

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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: Chan – Wook Park Produced: Chan-Wook Park * Young-Ook Shin Cinematographer: Chung Hoon Chung Editors: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detroit Metal City (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up “demon emperor” Johannes Krauser II. Although he hates the role and the things he has to do as a member of the band, he has a definite talent for it. Adapted from the hit Japanese comic book … Continue reading

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