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Film Review: The Bridge Curse (2020)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: University students, planning a bravery initiation test for their fellow classmates, choose a campus bridge rumored to be haunted by a vengeful female ghost. REVIEW: Taiwanese ghost horror The Bridge Curse brings Netflix audiences a predictable tale of ghostly revenge with very few original ideas. The story may take its cue from a real-life urban legend, …

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Film Review: The Closet (Keullojet) (2020)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After Sang-Won’s daughter Yi-Na goes missing in their new home, a mysterious man approaches him and tells him to look for her in the closet. REVIEW: Director Kwang-bin Kim’s debut feature film The Closet offers melancholic thrills and atmospheric family drama, in a tidy 97-minute package. Some spoilers ahead. After losing his wife in a dramatic …

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Film Review: Wishing Stairs (Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan) (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins REVIEW: The third installment in the Korean Whispering Corridors horror franchise once again takes us to the bitterly competitive world of …

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Film Review: Howling Village (Inunaki Mura) (2019)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young psychologist heads to an infamous haunted place named ‘Howling Village’ in order to find out her family’s dark history. REVIEW: Takashi Shimizu’s Howling Village seemed to go largely under the Western horror radar last year. Of course, there was a global pandemic to worry about, but I was still very surprised that a new …

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Film Review: Don’t Click (Mi-hwak-in-dong-yeong-sang) (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: You better not click if you want to survive. REVIEW:           From the director Tae-kyeong Kim (Dead Friend, Muoi: Legend of the Portrait) comes an unbalanced and unimaginative techno horror. It tried to cash in on the Ringu inspired viral curse trend but fails to deliver on the scare and the story department. At the centre of …

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Film Review: The Black House (Kuroi ie) (1999)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A timid insurance agent investigates a possible insurance fraud case that involves a death. As the facts are slowly revealed, he becomes progressively more frightened. REVIEW: Yoshimitsu Morita’s The Black House offers a slow burning, darkly comic tale of suspicion, deceit and murder. It will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who stick with …

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Film Review: Wolf Guy (Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko) (1975)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba is WOLFGUY, the only survivor of a clan of werewolves who relies on his feral, full-moon-activated superpowers to solve mysterious crimes. One night, a bizarre and bloody death in the Tokyo streets plunges him into a far-reaching conspiracy populated by crooked politicians, naked white women, bit-players like Hideo Murota, a phantom tiger, and …

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Film Review: Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred six years earlier. Takakura follows Saki’s memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick …

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Film Review: Satan’s Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children. REVIEW: In 1980 Sisworo Gautama Putra made an ever-lasting impact on Indonesian horror cinema with his landmark piece, Satan’s Slave (Pengabdi Setan). The tale of a grief-stricken family getting haunted by evil supernatural forces struck …

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Film Review: May the Devil Take You Too (Sebelum Iblis Menjemput: Ayat Dua) (2020)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two years after escaping from demonic terror, the young woman is still haunted by unnatural vision. The dangers that await her and her friends are increasingly threatening: the figure of darkness rises to take their lives. REVIEW: Timo Tjahjanto is back with another offering of gore filled fun with a highly anticipated sequel to his 2018 …

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