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Film Review: Junk: Shiryô-gari (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: After a robbery,a group of thieves meets up with the Yakuza at an old abandoned factory in order to exchange money and jewels.However unknown to them the factory was an old military facility which was working on reanimating the dead.And they succeeded,meaning the factory is loaded with bloodthirsty zombies.”Junk” is slowly getting a minor cult following,because it has creepy,old-style ...

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Film Review: Cure (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere. An ...

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Film Review: One Missed Call (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. REVIEW: I’m sure I can’t be the only one who, upon seeing the words ‘directed by Takashi Miike’ flashing up on the screen, thinks: ‘Brace yourself. This is going to be pretty unpleasant.’ In certain ...

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Film Review: Laddaland (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Ladda Land is based on the true story of a gated community that was shut down after a series of mysterious deaths and paranormal occurrences. When a family moves to Ladda Land, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover life in their new neighborhood isn’t so perfect when they encounter a series of terrifying, paranormal events ...

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Film Review: Exit No. 6 (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: This summer, legendary stuntman Van Dine, seeking his way out of life around “Exit No.6″, involves in a series of mysterious missing events with buddies Vance, Fion, Vivian. During Van Dine’s investigation, all evidence leads to a new Blog “Autumn Leaves Club” The terrifying truth that lies beneath will soon be exposed REVIEW: It’s only fair to warn you ...

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Film Review: Stacy (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious, worldwide phenomenon is afoot that is causing teenage girls to inexplicably drop dead and, almost instantly, reanimate as zombies with a hunger for human flesh. These zombies are known as ‘Stacies’. REVIEW: It’s amazing no one thought of it before. Here we have two of the more ubiquitous features of modern popular culture—zombies and Japanese schoolgirls—together in ...

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