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Film Review: Satan Returns (666: Mo gui fu huo) (1996)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Female police psychologist is targeted by a supernatural devil-worshiping serial killer who wants to prove to her that she’s the Antichrist. A tough cop, his inept womanizing comic relief partner and a reverend try to stop him. REVIEW: Satan Returns is a 1996 Hong Kong action horror by the director Wai-Lun Lam. It’s a very uneven …

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Film Review: The Phantom of Regular Size (short film) (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A man gradually transforms into a robotic, metal-encrusted monster. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! And I’m really excited about this one. Today we have Futsû saizu no kaijin (The Phantom of Regular Size), a film from 1986 written and directed by Shin’ya Tsukamoto. Some of you out there may recognize the director’s name. That’s because he …

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Film Review: Meatball Machine: Reject of Death (Short Film) (2007)

Rate This Movie REVIEW: In 2005 the directors Yudai Yamaguchi and Jun’ichi Yamamoto came together create a film called Meatball Machine. Based on Yamamoto’s earlier work from 1999, it’s an aggressive cyberpunk, sci-fi/horror-hybrid romp about alien parasites turning their hosts unto slave “Necroborgs”. It was a breakthrough film for the special effect’s wizard Yoshihiro Nishimura, who would later on go …

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Film Review: Assault Girls (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When a video-game company creates an immersive gaming environment where players wage war against gigantic sand-dwelling monsters, three gorgeous gals armed to the teeth (Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki and Rinko Kikuchi) accept the challenge and jump into the virtual desert. But as they blaze their way into the game’s higher levels, they face ever-more ferocious foes. …

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Film Review: Save the Green Planet! (Jigureul jikyeora!) (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world REVIEW: Save the Green Planet! Is a horror/thriller/sci-fi hybrid by the writer-director Joon-Hwan Jang.  While these three genres crossover each other in regular intervals with variable degrees of success, you would be hard pressed to find …

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Film Review: Meat Grinder (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: MEAT GRINDER takes you to taste the bizarre horror of traditional noodle recipe cooked by Boot, a woman who owns a noodle stall, a unique noodle stall REVIEW: Director: Tiwa Moeithaisong Actors: Mai Charoenpura * Rattanballang Tohsawat * * Duangta Tungkamanee Who watches the horror movies from Thailand? I watch them, that’s who! And here is …

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Film Review: The Haunted School (Hau mo chu) (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Narranmoda Boarding School is strict for girls and has rigid rules of behavior, but the headmaster accepts four male students to improve the income of the school. However, the boys are segregated from the girls and the inspector Miss Fong keeps them under the surveillance of the dedicated monitor student Ho Yat-Man. The urban legend …

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Film Review: The Last Coffin (Saigo no Hitsugi) (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the movie, a strange crossword puzzle starts circulating amongst Chiri’s (Rena Komine) friends, and they soon begin getting murdered one by one in horrifying ways. At night, Chiri can seemingly view their deaths in her dreams, causing her to lose sleep. Depressed and confused, she wanders into an old orphanage where she spent her childhood …

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