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Film Review: The Escapees (The Runaways) (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: After escaping from an insane asylum, two beautiful women — one spunky, the other depressed — fall in with a troupe of erotic dancers and embark on a surreal journey full of violence, burlesque and lesbian hookups. Director Jean Rollin, the exploitation auteur behind such cult hits as Fascination and Requiem for a Vampire, delivers the sordid goods again ...

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Film Review: Saint Francis (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Francis, the son of a corrupt TV preacher, tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit-hole of sex, drugs, aliens, fratricide, and planetary apocalypse in this twisted take on the life of Saint Francis. REVIEW: Director: Ezra Allen Gould Cast: Charles Koutris, Dita Von Teese, Zalman King, Casey Anderson, Ryan Williams Sexy Dita Von Teese makes her film debut in this horror ...

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Film Review: The Heirloom (Zhaibian) (2005

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty years ago, an inexplicable mass suicide occurred in the millionaire Yang household, where the entire family hanged themselves at the exact same time. Only one member survived. To this day, the case remains unsolved. Now, a distant relative inherits the house and moves in with his fiancee. Mysterious events begin to disturb their lives and force them to ...

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Interview: Thomas Weissner – Editor “Asian Cult”

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Who: THOMAS WEISSNER Books: EDITOR OF “ASIAN CULT CINEMA MAGAZINE: Thomas Weissner: EDITOR “ASIAN CULT CINEMA” Interview – 02.06.09 Scarlett– Thanks for stopping by to interview with us! Tom Weisser– Glad to be here with you. Scarlett– How did you become interested in Asian Cult movies? Tom Weisser– I could spin a story. But I presume you’d like the truth, as ...

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Interview: Author Patrick Galloway

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Who: Patrick Galloway – Author Books: ASIA SHOCK “Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand” PATRICK GALLOWAY: author- Interview – 12.14.08 Can you tell us about your book, “Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand” ? Well, Scarlett, I think the the title says it all. Actually the word “horror” ...

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Film Review: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

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  SYNOPSIS: Following the death of their mother, sisters Su-mi and Su-yeon are sent to a mental hospital. When they are released, they are greeted by their father and taken home. Once there, it becomes obvious that this isn’t the wholesome family unit that the girls’ new stepmother wishes it was. Disturbing and seemingly unexplainable events happen and it soon ...

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Film Review: Loft (Shi no Otome) (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Suffering from writer’s block and some curious ailments, Reiko moves to a countryside home at her editor’s beckoning to quietly work on her next novel. Her new environment turns out to be anything but peaceful though when she sights her next door neighbor, mysteriously moving a thousand-year-old mummified corpse into his university lab for research. Though Reiko and her ...

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Interview: Jay McRoy – Author

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Jay McRoy: author- Interview – 12.09.08 Author Jay McRoy stopped by answer some questions about his books and shed a little light on Asian horror cinema! Check it out! Japanese Horror Cinema, Nightmare Japan : Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema, and Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutation in the Horror Film,are your latest books, can you tell us about them? Jese ...

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Film Review: Ghost Actress/Don’t Look Up (Joyu-Rei) – (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A feature film director and his crew begin to question their debut production when the spirit of a murdered actress possesses a celluloid reel. REVIEW: Director: Hideo Nakata Cast: Yûrei Yanagi, Yasuyo Shiroshima, Kei Ishibashi, Ren Osugi, Takanori Kikuchi, Reita Serizawa. The Examination: Kindergarten Ghost Story. Japanese director Hideo Nakata achieved a degree of fame with Ringu, and he establishes his ...

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Film Review: Jigoku (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: A young student’s life spirals into the evils of hellfire after he meets a mysterious young man. REVIEW: Director: Nobuo Nakagawa Cast: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yoichi Numata,Hiroshi Izumida, Torahiko Nakamura, Fujimko Miyata The Examination: Fire and Brimstone Sensation! Although this film contains effects that are outdated by modern standards, it is a very powerful story that is based upon the ...

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Film Review: Reincarnation (Rinne) – (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Timid actress Nagisa Sugiura gets a lead role in a horror film that reenacts a mass murder. Years ago, a professor obsessed with reincarnation, killed the staff and guests of a hotel, including his own children. Nagisa has visions related to the horrendous event, and soon can’t tell the difference between the movie-shoot and the real killings. She isn’t alone, as ...

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