Tokyo Gore Style Film Reviews

Tokyo Gore has become a stand-in moniker to describe this particular style of film making and visual presentation. Asian films, can be at times, some of the most bizarre and extreme when it comes to the horror genre. Within this genre are a smaller niche of films that all seem to share a common approach to them. This approach often combines gore, excess, organically mutated body parts, martial arts, body weaponry and common themes that place them in a classification all their own. Most also share a dark humor or lack of seriousness that helps to separate them from the more extreme cinema and CAT III style horror films. Tokyo Gore style movies still rank among the most creative and absurd of their kind. We invite you to check out the many titles produced in this vein.

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Film Review: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

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When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures. Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity? Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis. Yoshihiro Nishimura’s fast-paced gorefest stars … Continue reading

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Tokyo Shock Cinema – A Retrospective

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Tokyo Shock Cinema – A Retrospective

If you are a horror fan, if you are an Asian film horror fan or if you are an extreme horror fan, you have likely come across one if not more of these wonderfully quirky over-the-top films. The genre has struggled with classifying them as they tend to combine several different influences both Asian an Western. Lets throw out a few classifications, so that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hard Revenge, Milly (2008)

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In post a apocalyptic Japan, Yokohama City has become an epicenter of violence ruled by a vicious gang. The worst of the new breed of criminals, The Jack Brothers . When The Jack Brothers viciously murder Milly’s husband and daughter leaving her to die, she vows revenge. She learns the art of sword combat from a master swordsman named Jubei, and eventually sets off to confront The Jack Brothers and fulfill her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadball (2011)

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Japan’s most dangerous juvenile delinquent leads a team of hardened criminals onto a deadly baseball battlefield in this wild and crazy splatter comedy!

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Another dynamically visual product from the Sushi Typhoon gang, “Dead Ball” adds a zany flair to the art of throwing baseballs combined with prison life.

It may come as a surprise but the term “dead ball” is also a real phenomenon … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011)

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A group of teenagers go camping in the woods. They find themselves in deep trouble, when poop covered zombies that are controlled by parasites come out to attack them.

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Film Review: The Big Tits Zombie (2010)

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Big Tits Zombie (巨乳ドラゴン 温泉ゾンビVSストリッパー5, Kyonyū doragon: Onsen zonbi vs storippaa 5?, lit. “Big Tits Dragon: Hot Spring Zombie Vs. Stripper 5″) is a 2010 Japanese fantasy-horror film. It was adapted from the manga Kyonyū Dragon by Rei Mikamoto, and stars several known faces from Japan’s adult movie industry, most notably Sora Aoi. It is directed by Japanese cult satirist Takao Nakano and much of the action is shot in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien vs. Ninjas (2010)

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Once upon a time in Japan, there was a band of great Iga Ninja warriors, led by Yamata. One day, they witness a flash in the sky, and a roaring giant ball of fire crashing into the distant forest. The warriors rush into the deep woods in an attempt to identify the mysterious fireball. There, betraying their expectations, they are stunned to find new enemies. Never-seen-before creatures with claws … Continue reading

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Film Review: Yakuza Weapon (2011)

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The Team that brought you VERSUS have returned with another hard-edged battle royale featuring tough gangsters, deadly women and cybemetic implants!!

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“Typhoon Sushi” has got a new action packed blood soaked adventure for ya. This little gun-toting ditty packs in plenty of head blasting machine-gun fun. Right in line with the slew of release they have churned out over the last year arrives “Yakuza Weapon“.

Right away we encounter Shozo Iwaki … Continue reading

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Film Review: Helldriver (2010)

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An alien-spawned, mysterious mist blankets the northern half of Japan, transforming those who inhale it into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies hell-bent on devouring the surviving human population. Plunged into chaos, Japan is torn in two—the southern half of the country, where the populace remains untouched by the deadly gas, lives behind a heavily-fortified wall, while the northern half is a lawless, zombie-infected wasteland. Political forces are locked in a stalemate … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)

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The film stars actress and gravure idol Rina Akiyama as Yuki, a girl who lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and slaughters her mother. In order to reveal the truth behind the seemingly senseless murder, Yuki transforms herself into a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, wielding a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the guilty … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

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Mutant Girls Squad (???? ???????, Sento Shojo: Chi no Tekkamen Densetsu?, literally translated as “Fighting Girls: Legend of the Blood of the Iron Mask”) is a Japanese film by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi. The film is about Rin, a sixteen-year-old mutant girl who meets a gang of rebel mutants who aim to take revenge on humans for persecuting their race. The film had its international premiere at the New … Continue reading

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Film Review: OneChanbara: The Movie – Vortex (2009)

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In 20XX the world is still overpopulated by Zombies and Aya and Saki stop fighting to join together against there new enemy, Himiko

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On the heels of the moderate success of Oneechanbara comes right off the fryer ….a follow up sequel with the added subtitle of “Vortex”. The original film had its charm, sex appeal and almost innoccent like cuteness combined with hot martial arts zombie attacks, but somewhere the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Meatball Machine (2005)

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A new romance between factory workers Yôji (Issei Takahashi) and Sachiko (Aoba Kawai) is going well — that is, until aliens invade Earth and implant themselves into tumor-like growths on human shoulders. When Sachiko is attacked and transformed into a slave cyborg, it’s up to the half-infected Yôji to rescue his lover. Co-directors Jun’ichi Yamamoto and Yudai Yamaguchi surround their tender love story with a rollickingly gross splatter-fest.

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If the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Machine Girl (2008)

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Ami is a typical college girl. She’s bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other girls her age other than the fact that she is an orphan, left to care for her younger brother after her father committed suicide after being falsely accused of murder. But while there is tragedy in their past, the siblings’ future looks good, except for one thing. Ami’s brother has … Continue reading

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Film Review: RoboGeisha (2009)

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Director Noboru Iguchi and gore master Yoshihiro Nishimura team up for this hyper-violent and hilariously grotesque depiction of a very angry army of butt sword-wielding geisha robots with enough strength to embed tempura shrimp in villains’ eyes. Special effects in Iguchi’s (Machine Girl) over-the-top, feminist melodrama include chainsaw lips, blood-spouting buildings, geisha transformers, machine gun bras and some basic decapitations.

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Fresh off the absurdly Asian-but slick wagon arrives this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chanbara Beauty (aka Onechanbara: The Movie) (2008)

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The movie adaptation of the hit Onechanbara video game series! In the year 20XX, scientifically created zombies roam the world in record numbers. Despite this, Aya is determined to track down her father’s killer, a person who was once close to her. With sword in hand and wearing nothing but her trademark bikini and cowboy hat, she sets off to settle the score. Aya is joined on her path to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Samurai Princess (2009)

This is my first review here at HorrorNews.net and I am extremely excited to join this team filled with amazing people who share the same obsessive, stalker-type love that I do with all things horror and the macabre. For my first review, I chose a movie in one of my favorite genre of horror flicks, cheesy Japanese horror-action!

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Film Review: Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

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“[Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl] is set in a high school located at the base of Tokyo Tower. But this is not your typical straitlaced Japanese institute of learning: It’s a special school set aside for the underbelly of Japan’s teens, social misfits and all-around freaks. So why is the too-cute-for-words Monami in their ranks? Because she’s a bloodsucker – but even … Continue reading

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