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: All Night Long (1992) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Three youths of differing walks-of-life develop an unhinged friendship after witnessing the gory slaying of a young girl and ultimately turn into murderers themselves on a night filled with bad karma. REVIEW: Director: Katsuya Matsumura Cast: Eisuke Tsunoda, Ryosuke Suzuki, Yoji Ietomi, Hiromasa Taguchi, Ryoka Suzuki, Yumi Goto, Yumi Kayama The Examination: Hard-to-find Japanese extreme series makes its way to DVD courtesy of Tokyo Shock in the first of three films overseeing the violent side of human … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Room 2 (New Red Room: The Broken Dolls ) (2000) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Daisuke Yamanouchi directs this shocking film that depicts a card game in which the winners dole out increasingly violent and perverse punishments to the losers. Just how creatively cruel can the winners get? And how much abuse will the losers take before they quit the twisted game? Miyuki KatĂ´, Salmon Sakeyama, Yuka Takahashi, Yuuken Yoshida and Yukio Kokago star. REVIEW: Well if you’ve read my review on Red Room you already know the premise … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Room (1999) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: A cult hit amongst gore enthusiasts, this campy splatter flick takes its plot cues from reality TV game shows. Four young people are locked in a room and play cards. When someone loses, they must endure some of the most gruesome torture imaginable. Luckily, the winner walks away, or limps rather, with $100,000. The success of this bare bones horror gem, directed by Japan’s V-cinema staple Daisuke Yamanouchi, spawned a sequel even more disgusting. … 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: Grotesque (aka Gurotesuku) (2009) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple get abducted by a perverse sadist named Tachikawa who ties them both up in his basement and begins torturing them. If either of them happens to pass out from the intense pain, he revives them with smelling salts before going back to work. REVIEW: Grotesque is really a mix of emotions. Brilliant, disgusting, well written, sadistic and painful to your sense beyond belief. Now if you are like me when a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: The second video, Za ginipiggu 2: Chiniku no hana (1985) is said to be based on a snuff film sent to the director Hideshi Hino by a crazed fan. In it, a man dressed as a samurai drugs a woman and proceeds to cut her apart, and finally adds her body parts to an extensive collection. The snuff film rumour has been shown to be a contemporary legend; the film was in fact based … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part4

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Special mention: “Funny Games” (1997) Take my advice and just stick with the 1997 German version. The accents will drive you a bit crazy but what made this film work so well was the directors way of lingering on shots. 2 boys torture a family and play games through the movie. What I found almost unbearable was the camera style that stays with certain shots …without cuts and lets the horror of the moment draw … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part3

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11) (TIED CHOICES) “Scrapbook” (2000), “The Girl Next Door” (2007), “Breaking Her Will” (2009), “Poughkeepsie Tapes” (2007) (straight from Wikipedia) Scrapbook is a horror film about a young woman who is kidnapped, held captive, and repeatedly beaten and raped for several days. The title refers to a scrapbook that her captor uses as a record of the ordeals of his victims. Scrapbook was directed in 1998 by Eric Stanze, and is St. Louis-based production company … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part2

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__________________THE LIST___________________   1) “The Guinea Pig Collection” (1980’S) – 7 FILMS This collection has long been the reigning champ for its purely visceral lack of humanity. Extreme torture, extreme gore….it really doesn’t get much more bare bones than this. The trouble either is that the films are not that good. They are simply pieces for extreme sake only. Viewers often questioned if they were real just for the cold nature of these and how they … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of All Time – part1

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The most disgusting, SHOCKING, depraved, EXPLOITATION, GORIEST, unsettling, sickest, disturbing films of all time!  “When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” – Nietzsche.   Disclaimer: The fictional films mentioned in this list range in  just about every twisted perversion imaginable. They should only be viewed by adults with strong stomachs and minds. They ARE NOT intended for minors. INTRODUCTION: This is list has taken some time to compile in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Butcher (2007) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Relentlessly gruesome, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jin-Won’s torture flick chronicles the making of a snuff film from two perspectives: that of the sadistic producers and that of the unfortunate “stars.” Their terror captured through vĂ©ritĂ©-style camera work, the victims are made to endure the agonizing screams of their fellow captives before meeting their own grim fate at the hands the titular butcher in his bloody abattoir.. REVIEW: Chances are you may have a heard … 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: Riki-Oh: the Story of Ricky (aka Lik Wong) (1991) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally ‘through’ the feared ‘gang of four’, and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen. REVIEW: As we open on the film, we follow a bus on its way to a prison facility. A title card comes up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kichiku Dai Enkai (Banquet of Beasts) (1997) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: A leftist political group in 1970’s Japan is left without a leadership after their leader Aikawa is imprisioned. Aikawa’s girlfriend Masami is left in charge of the group, whose activities include drinking, drug use, sex, and of course the murder of traitors to the group. REVIEW: Directed by: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri Starring: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara Before I even begin to go into this review I want you do to me a favor, I … Continue reading

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