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Film Review: Angst (1983)

SYNOPSIS: A psychopathic killer is released from prison after a ten-year term. Unable to restrain himself, he immediately sets out on a path of further mutilation and destruction. After botching an attempt at slaying a taxi driver, he escapes on foot into the woods. Discovering a secluded mansion, he breaks in, proceeding to terrorize the family living there. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Zombi Holocaust (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A series of corpse mutilations in hospitals around New York City prompt an anthropologist and her doctor colleague to investigate. The trail leads them to an Indonesian archipelago, where they rendezvous with Dr Obrero, who works there helping the natives. Not only do they encounter groups of roaming cannibals in their search, but it becomes apparent that the island …

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Film Review: All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter (1996)

SYNOPSIS: Kikuo, a socially inept teenager, has a fascination for carnivorous plants and the minutiae of human waste. He works in a love hotel, cleaning up the filth left behind after every quickie. His isolation is reinforced by the perverse behavior of his workmates, and he soon begins to fixate on an attractive stranger. As he habitually collects her trash, …

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III

SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror …

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Film Review: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

SYNOPSIS: At a heatsoaked Texas prison, warden Bill Boss and his accountant Dwight Butler are in a predicament. Rising costs and uncontrollable violence has the governor breathing down their necks for immediate improvement. Boss tries castration as a way of taming the inmates, but his first subject proves this method to be ineffective. Butler presses upon him a much more …

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Film Review: Sadi-Scream (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Rumi, an investigative journalist, prepares to interview a garbage collector. Her colleague has heard a rumor that the man is involved in the disposal of dead bodies for the yakuza, and persuades Rumi to conduct the interview alone, under surveillance. When the man’s suspicions are eventually aroused, he and his cohorts capture the reporters and take them to a …

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Film Review: Weekend (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Miki spends much of her time on her blog, which has attracted many followers. She receives an email from a mysterious stranger called Jack, and subsequently bumps into him on the street. Over coffee, Jack convinces Miki to allow his burgeoning cosmetics company to advertise on her blog, in exchange for a monthly payment. He invites her to a …

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Film Review: Tell Me Something (1999)

SYNOPSIS: Detective Cho has been assigned a particularly challenging case. Mismatched body parts are showing up all over Seoul in garbage bags, with little possibility of identifying who they belong to, until dental implants offer an important clue. This eventually leads to the discovery that the victim’s next of kin, a museum curator called Suyeon Chae, is actually an acquaintance …

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