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Film Review: God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: What’s scary is being a human being, and what’s scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror. REVIEW: God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand is a film adaptation of the comic book artists Kazuo Umezu’s manga by the same name. I personally came across …

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

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: The Crone (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Crone is part of a Japanese horror project which also includes Norio Tsuruta’s Talk to the Dead and Koji Shiraishi’s Cult. Ayane, Nanami, and Mayuko are members of a new 3-member idol group called “Jersey Girl”. One day they’re invited to appear on a television show about the paranormal where they’ll visit an abandoned nursing …

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Film Review: Throne of Blood (1957)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider’s Web Castle. REVIEW: “The devil’s path will always lead to doom.” Akira Kurosawa’s brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth, is certainly one of the greatest representatives of its cinematic form. Portrayed by the great Toshiro …

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Film Review: Nightmare Detective (Akumu Tantei) (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. “O” intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She’s faced with two mutilated …

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Film Review: Psychokinesis (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero. REVIEW: At this point, it’s safe to say that we’re all getting a little tired of superheroes. Even the nerds of the hardest core have …

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Film Review: Sadako 3D (2012)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone’s suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the …

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Film Review: House in the Alley (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple were happily settling into their new life in their spacious home. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won’t let her baby’s body leave the house. Normal life eludes her as terrifying visions undermine her sanity. Her husband, Thanh, experiences strange phenomena around their home …

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